Unloading DLLs in XP

By BorgInva ·
I have read a lot about registry hacks that can unload DLLs from running, but a lot of people doubt it.
Does anyone have a good batch file or script, that you know actually does work, that will unload unused DLLs from running?

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by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Unloading DLLs in XP

will stop optional dlls from being loaded.
You can't just unload a dll externally though.
You would have to ask a process to do it, which means said software has some way to successfully process such a request either through message or some sort of configuration read on start up.

If I wrote a piece of software that used a dll, I can load it implicitly or explicitly.
Usually implicit loads are for mandatory dlls, explicit for optional ones (like snap-ins).
If I'm loading a dll that means it's in my memory space and therefore should be inviolate, only the software that loaded it can unload it, it's the owner.

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