A couple of months ago I downloaded a program called FreshDownload. It was free to try for a month I think and then you couldn’t use it anymore. I have tried deleting it before, but there is one file, fdcatch.dll, that won’t delete. When I try to delete it, I get the message “Cannot delete fdcatch: The specified file is being used by Windows.” Also, when I try to download anything, I get the message “FreshDownload could not be loaded, using regular download.” Another thing, when I get the right click menu on my desktop, “download by FD” shows up on the menu. Does anyone know how to take this off my computer.
What operating sysem? If it is 95 or 98, you could probably boot into DOS and delete it. This would probably cause another error though, Windows will probably look for the file and be unable to find it.
If you are running 98, go to start>run and type in msconfig. Click on the rightmost tab and uncheck anything that looks like it might have something to do with fdcatch or Freshdownload. Reboot. If that doesnt work, you may have to edit the registry. Never do that without backing it up first.
I have Windows Millenium Edition if that helps.
You have to unregister it before you delete it.
Open a DOS window. The commands to input look something like this:
cd “%WinDir%\System” (just switches to your system directory)
regsvr32 /u “C:\Program Files\Freshdownload…\fdcatch.dll” (make sure you put in the correct path to the fdcatch.dll file).
Then, reboot your system and you should be able to delete this file.
P.S. the quotes are required.
To see more about this type of removal/unregistering, check at doxdesk.com. under parasites.
Thanks a lot Cillasi, your advise worked. I was able to delete the file, and I no longer get that message when I try to download.