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What is wrkbe32.dll

By tacojd ·
Does anyoneone how what this wrkbe32.dll is? The only thing that I have found is that it is a part of workbench. Does anyone know why this .dll would show up on a pc that doesnt have Workbench on it? Or where it would come from?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to What is wrkbe32.dll

I don't know what this file is (no Google hits), so try running STRINGS.EXE against it:
Go there to get Strings. It is a command-line based tool that can analyze a file and print out any clear text in the file. Maybe somewhere in the file itself will help you to identify it.

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I cant get strings.exe to run. Any suggestions?

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by Skitzizzy In reply to What is wrkbe32.dll

I also can't find info on the .dll file so I can't help you there. Just a few stabs in the dark to assist with your "why" query:

Did the machine previously have Workbench installed? If so, it's possible the uninstaller does not remove this .dll, or it's a shared .dll and whoever uninstalled it selected the "keep" option when prompted it was a shared file.

Also, some users will simply delete a program folder rather than uninstall software through an add/remove console. This will often leave files stored in other locations, and registry keys, intact. Is it possible this happened?

Or possibly some software has the capability to read Workbench file formats, or interface with it in another way, and that program may need this .dll to do so, so it installed it. Do you have any software which provides that functionality installed on the system?

Hope this helps some,


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