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✅ How to fix it: WOW.DLL has stopped working

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"Wow.dll" is a virus file that is responsible for executing the destructive payload of the parasite on your device. It is implemented as a Windows plug-in, which can prevent it from showing up in antivirus scans and requiring manual removal. Still, some third-party antivirus software can detect it as a virus and automatically remove or modify it.


The common cause is that it is malware that has been removed from your antivirus, but still appears in the list of programs that Windows starts at startup.

The error message indicates the following path:

C: users laptop appdata local temp scfymve scsqxdx wow.dll

To fix WOW.DLL has stopped working error

  • Get a copy of the DLL WOW64.DLL in C: Windows System32 from another Windows 7 computer (I used a friend's computer). Copy it to a USB stick.
  • Restart your computer in safe mode (press F8 throughout startup).
  • Navigate to C: Windows System32, right-click on Wow64.dll and select Properties.
  • In the Wow64.dll Properties window, go to the Security tab and click Advanced.
  • Go to the Owners tab and change the owner to Administrators (the current owner would usually be TrustedInstaller). You can also do this from a high indicator:
  • At the high prompt, navigate to C: Windows System32.
  • Enter the following command:


  • You should receive a confirmation message that says "SUCCESS: File (or folder):" File name "now belongs to user" Computer name username ".
  • If successful, type the following command:

ICACLS WOW64.DLL / grant managers: F

  • Delete or move your current Wow64.dll file to another folder.
  • Copy the external copy of Wow64.dll (from step 1 above) to the C: Windows System32 folder on your system.
  • Restart your computer regularly.

Download the zip folder of the plugin.

  • Right click on the folder. Select "Extract all".
  • Click on the "Evaluate" button.
  • Navigate to the plugins folder.

C:> Program Files (x86)> World of Warcraft> Interface> Plugins

  • Select the line from the Plugins folder. Click on "Choose a folder". (Go back to the beginning with the correct path in the tool direction field.)
  • Click the Extract button.
  • When you update a currently installed plug-in, a dialog box appears. Select "Replace files on target" (replaces the files from the previous plug-in).
  • If you now have some add-ons to install, the tool will remember the location, so after the first one, it will be quick and easy.

Delete files with Disk Cleanup


It enables you to delete the contents of the "Temp" folder, you can use the Hard Disk Cleanup to do so.

Or follow these steps to delete temporary folders and check if it helps you, here are the steps:

a. Click Start, type % temp% in the search box, and press Enter.

B. Press Ctrl + A to choose and delete all content.

Once you've cleared this up, follow these steps:

a. Click Start, click Computer.

B. Open drive C, go to Temp folder, delete all content and see if it helps.

Update your graphics card drivers


Sometimes this error can be caused by an incompatible graphics driver. To avoid these problems, it is recommended to update your video card drivers.

AMD owners have complained about this problem and updating the AMD drivers to the latest version has solved the problem for them.

If you have an Nvidia graphics card, it is also recommended to update your drivers to the latest version.

Perform a clean boot procedure


If the system is in a clean boot state, no third-party applications or drivers should be running. Thus, if the parasite occurs with a Windows service or a third-party application, we can establish which application or service has implemented it. To do a clean start:

  1. Press "Windows" + "R" simultaneously to open the command prompt.
  2. Type "msconfig" and press "Enter."
  3. Check the "Services" tab and uncheck the "Hide all Microsoft services" box.
  4. Click the Disable all button, then click the Startup tab.

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