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Post Virus/adware - Missing Dlls


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#1 Tigerrat

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 02:57 PM

Hello there as this is my first post and thanks in advance for your assistance. I dealt with a virus or such this weekend and with the help of Webroot and Combofix the problems seem to be gone but I get an error message that a couple of dlls are missing. One is clb.dll. When I attempt to run regedit I'm told it can't start cause this dll can't be found. After some research I ran sfc using my Reinstallation CD which came with the computer(XPSP1a). No joy. Then I saw that clb.dll is associated with SP2 which I downloaded and installed from MS a while back. So went to MS, downloaded a SP2 install file and ran it hoping this re-install would help. It seemed to install fine but I still get the same error trying to use regedit. I couldn't even find this dll in the extracted SP2 install file.

Any suggestions to avoid a reload?
I'm trying to use regedit to turn Task Manager back on which got turned off by the virus/adware problem I suspect.
Of present less importance, at startup I get an message for a missing dfekigwl.dll which I can't find anything about.
Maybe there's still some bad stuff on here?? Thanks again, Ken

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 04:15 PM

Hi,
IF it is a virus/ad-aware promblem please post it in the "AM I INFECTED FORUM"
Are you sure that the missing defekigwl.dll is spelt correctlly? I have research on google and even google never heard of defekigwl.dll.
Regards to the clb.dll and regedit promblem please take a look here: http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/1054248212
One more suggustion you might want to reinstall clb.dll and see if that works. Before there was another promblem relating to this. The person said after he upgraded his Motherboard then everything worked fine.

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 04:18 PM

You can download a fresh copy of clb.dll from here.

Typically when you get a virus it makes an entry in your registry instructing your computer to run the virus every time you start. Your antivirus found the virus and deleted it, but this dfekigwl.dll 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.

As for your Task Manager problem, try the fix at Kelly's Korner.

Enable the Task Manager - #113 on the left.

Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.

With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 06:08 PM

Ah, progress. Extremeboy, I looked at the post on annoyannces and I too could open regedit from the copy in the cache file. Hadn't thought of that.
Budapest, I downloaded the dll and installed it and regedit is good. I'll now tackle the remaining two issues. Big thanks guys, Ken

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:34 PM

Glad that we were able to help :thumbsup:
Good luck

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 01:38 PM

OK, I restored Task Manager easily. Now using Autoruns I can not find any reference to this dfekigwl.dll so I'm still getting the message Specified module not found. I am looking under Everything and using Find. I do see several File not Found entries but don't know if they relate. Am I using Autoruns correctly or any other suggestions? Thanks, Ken

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 02:23 PM

Hi,
Read this topic on how to use AUtoruns, Can't explain because I need to go soon sorry. Here's the link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-remove-a-trojan-virus-worm-or-malware/

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 07:14 PM

Please save a copy of the output of Autoruns using the Save option in the File menu item and post it here for us to have a look at.
It's most likely in one of those File Not Found entries, but it's difficult to tell without being able to see it.
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