Manual Removal Guide for Win32.Stropi

The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Win32.Stropi" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

If this guide was helpful to you, please consider donating towards this site.

Threat Details:


  • trojan


Win32.Stropi installs a legit software, but also creates additional files. It also sends data to a webserver.

Removal Instructions:


Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.

  • The file at "<$LOCALSETTINGS>\Temp\Microsoft\IKE\fprot32.exe".
  • The file at "<$LOCALSETTINGS>\Temp\resplgdll32\fprot32.exe".
  • The file at "<$SYSDIR>\dcomx32.exe".
  • The file at "<$SYSDIR>\resdllx.dll".
  • The file at "<$SYSDIR>\syswindxr32.dll".
  • The file at "<$SYSDIR>\winxsys.exe".

Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Win32.Stropi uses rootkit technologies, use the rootkit scanner integrated into Spybot-S&D 2.x or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,

  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.

Legacy Information

This page shows content from our old website. It might move in the near future. To get the most up to date information, please use the navigation menu at the top.