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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!




Edited by georgetoth, 13 January 2014 - 07:26 PM.

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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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#4 hamluis



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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.



#5 georgetoth

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 07:15 PM

Thank you.


That seemed to work and the hlnfd file has been removed



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