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hlnfd missing driver


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#1 georgetoth

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:22 PM

Regarding hlnfd missing driver on Windows 7...

 

This just seemed to pop up as error in device manager.

 

Cannot seem to find a solution or even what it means?

 

Any insight would be appreciated!

 

Thanks,

George.


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:44 PM

I believe hlnfd relates to an PUP adware program called Highlightly. It's possible your anti-virus deleted the driver and now Windows says it is missing. You should start a thread in the "Am I infected" forum.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:36 PM

there's a removal guide at this other site.

 

I trust the information on this other site, has always been accurate in my experience.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:31 AM

That particular error may arise when malware has been removed...but a startup item still remains which is trying to activate the missing item.

 

I would use a program like Startup Control Panel - http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml to take a look at typical startup items.  If one matches with the named file, then I would disable/remove it from startups.

 

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 07:15 PM

Thank you.

 

That seemed to work and the hlnfd file has been removed

 

George.






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