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Rundll Error: Pmkjg.dll And Pikvttna.dll "specified Module Could Not Be Found"


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#1 b0dge

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 03:54 PM

As I said in the title, when I boot into Vista I get RunDLL errors as my attachment. (One for pmkjg.dll and one for pikvttna.dll.)

I've run Spybot, Adaware and SuperAntiSpyware. All find nothing.

I'm running AVG free 7.5 with the latest updates and a full scan finds nothing.

From what I can find using my friend Google, it looks like it could be something called "Vundo"?

Is there any more I can do to find and kill what ever it is before I have to bother you guys with a HJT log?

EDIT: Another possible symptom: explorer just stops sometimes when I open a window (Computer, Control Panel etc), I don't know if that has any bearing on what's wrong, but I though it might be useful to mention it...

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:29 PM

Mod Edit:Removed my instruction, in lieu of better instruction below..boopme

Edited by boopme, 19 February 2008 - 10:50 AM.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 08:33 AM

RunDLL32.exe is a legit Windows file that loads .dll files which too can be legit or malware related.

The RunDll "Error loading..."..."specific module could not be found" message usually occurs when the .dll file(s) that was set to run at startup has been deleted and it becomes an orphaned registry entry. Windows is trying to load this file(s) but cannot locate it since the file was removed during an anti-virus or anti-malware scan. However, the associated registry entry remains and is telling Windows to load the file when you boot up. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the file when it loads.

To resolve this, download Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.
  • Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click here if your not sure how to do this.)
  • Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.
  • Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.
  • When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.
  • Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.
  • Right-click on the entry and choose delete.
  • Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:35 PM

Ok, I've tried it and I'm about to reboot. Wish me luck... :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:43 PM

Well, I'm happy to say it worked!

Thank you quietman. You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar... :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:47 PM

Now you should Create a New Restore Point to enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:03 PM

Ok. System Restore point created and old ones cleaned.

Thanks again!!

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:20 PM

Your welcome.

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