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#1 steveg101

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 12:59 PM

my problem started after a virus alert. after my computer had finished its scan and cleared them. the next time i started my computer and every time since i get this message

errorloading c:\windows\system32\hhln.dll

i have windows xp and have no idea if this will finally harm my computer or if it is nothing to worry about
i have done virus scans and they come back clean

thanks for any help
steve

Edited by steveg101, 22 August 2007 - 01:00 PM.


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Posted 22 August 2007 - 01:42 PM

Hi steveg101, welcome to BC!

My quick research suggests that hhln.dll is part of a malware program. Therefore, the fact that Windows isn't finding it is probably not bad in and of itself. However, I would recommend posting a HiJackThis log for analysis so that BC's crack team of analysts can help you remove all the vestiges of your infection.

Best of luck!

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 22 August 2007 - 01:43 PM.


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Posted 23 August 2007 - 01:46 AM

Typically when you get a virus it makes an entry in your registry instructing your computer to run the virus everytime you start. Your antivirus found the virus and deleted it, but this entry is still in your registry, which is why you are getting the error message. Using the AutoRuns utility you should be able to locate this entry and delete it.
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 02:04 PM

this helped me sort it thanks mate :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:02 AM

You're welcome :thumbsup:
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