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Is Spyware Removing Sporder.dll


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#1 doresy

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 03:15 PM

Ok, so like a loads of members my laptop stops at start up with a window (MSK dectector) saying Sporder.dll file missing.

History so far after askng on here:
As instructed I uninstalled MacAfee then reinstalled but it was the same after start up
I repaired Winsock.
I downloaded Sporder.dll onto a USB Key from my PC and placed it in System32.

After that it booted up fine.

The next day back to square one so placed Sporder.dll back in System32 and on the desktop.

Next day the Sporder.dll file had gone from System32 and the Desktop.


Is there something doing this like spyware or virus? Have done spybot/ad-aware/webroot and aol's personal protection scans plus MacAfee virus scan and nothing threw up.

It's driving me nuts :thumbsup:
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#2 tg1911

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 03:27 PM

It's probably AOL that's doing it.
Reinstall sporder.dll, and don't use AOL's antispyware, or if there's an option to ignore the entry, select that.
I believe AOL is detecting it as a false positive, and deleting it.

Did you ever contact AOL, as I suggested in your topic here:
Sporder.dll Missing

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#3 doresy

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 03:43 PM

It's probably AOL that's doing it.
Reinstall sporder.dll, and don't use AOL's antispyware, or if there's an option to ignore the entry, select that.
I believe AOL is detecting it as a false positive, and deleting it.

Did you ever contact AOL, as I suggested in your topic here:
Sporder.dll Missing

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Oh hi, I did not contact AOL as when I disabled AOL's antispareware it booted on ok but again the next day the sporder.dll file went missing again dispite the AOL antispyware still being disabled. Also, my other laptop and my PC both have exactly the same set-up but have never had this problem. The 'infected' laptop has been running without problems until recently so how can it really be an AOL issue?
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Posted 22 July 2007 - 03:45 PM

Definitely a false positive. Everything I find says the file is legitimate. It comes with earthlink, aol, and several other ISP setup programs, CA pest patrol, Windows antispyware, and aol antispyware have detected and removed it, but fixed the false positive.

Here at bleeping computer, there is an excellent thread on free programs, which IMHO are all better that the AOL antispyware program.
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Posted 22 July 2007 - 04:23 PM

I just cotacted AOL to ask if there are issues with thier spyware protection and sporder.

They emailed me this fix which I followed and restarted.

Guess what........yeah Sorder missing again!!!!

AOL is closed now so will get back tomorrow.

As there is no real stuff on my laptop that I can't replace will a complete restore back to when new solve the issue?


Here is the failed fix........


Dear Member,

Windows XP SP2
Click on Start
Click on Run
Type CMD and then hit enter
At the DOS Prompt type: Netsh int reset all
Once this is done hit enter
Now type ipconfig /flushdns
Once this is complete you may need to restart the PC
The Problem should now be resolved

Edited by doresy, 22 July 2007 - 04:24 PM.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 12:32 PM

In MY last entry to this thread I said that the fix from AOL had not worked but I could be wrong!!!

Fingers crossed but tonight I have restarted my laptop 5 times and each time since doing the fix it has been.....dare I say......ok! :thumbsup:

It was just the first time I rebooted after doing the fix and reinstalling the sporder file that it remained un-fixed but it now seems to have done the trick.

Will keep you posted

Edited by doresy, 23 July 2007 - 12:33 PM.

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 02:47 PM

That's good to hear, doresy.
Keep us posted.
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