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#1 ptts52

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:33 PM

:flowers: Hi Guys ,could anyone pull me out of this please.rundll error loading,c:\windows\system32\spads dllspecified module could not be found. :thumbsup: :trumpet:

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:43 PM

Have you uninstalled a program or other software and then started getting this error?
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:56 PM

Depending on if you copied it correctly "spads.dll" looks suspicious. After a few different searches, the only thing that shows up pertains to spyware, rootkits and HJT logs. Try doing some scans with your anti-virus and anti-malware programs. Maybe visit our virus and malware forums further down the main forum page
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Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:52 PM

Start your system and reproduce the error. STOP! Write down the error, remember it, take a screen shot, whatever you have to do so you can look it up later. Do a google search for the error you are getting, add a "+ Symantec" or "AND Symantec" to the error code you are getting. Symantec's website is pretty good about listing fixes on how to repair simple security risks, specifically you will want to pay attention to the Regedit or Registry key fixes that you may need to fix.

NOW, if you have any Spyware or AV software, i'd check for the most recent updates for those programs. Once you are sure that the AV definitions are as up to date as possible, turn off System Restore - any spyware/adware/malware tend to propagate at startup because they are burrowed deep in your registry. Run your scan and delete any instances of spyware/adware/malware that appear.

IF System Restore is turned on and monitoring your HD, threats are going to be deleted during the scan. But when you go to restart your system as prescribed, they simply reappear when you restart because the System Restore feature will allow the registry keys to be saved/rescued and the security risks will re-propagate.

You can turn off the System Restore feature by doing the following:

Start >> Control Panel >> System >> Click the System Restore tab >> Check the box for Turn off System Restore on all drives

Run your scan and delete all instances of any spyware/adware/malware.

Restart your system to apply the changes and completely remove the spyware/adware/malware.

IF the scan was successful in removing the spyware/adware/malware you should not see the rundll error message. Now you will want to make any fixes to your Registry keys that are prescribed. Try that and post back if you have any additional questions, or problems.
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