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#1 losty77

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:23 AM

I got this popup msg everytime i start my pc .

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Sidebar.exe

The ordinal 7 could not be located in the dynamis link library sfc_os.dll.

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I wonder what happen because i already did alot stuff even try stop it start load at startup . Can anyone help me ? i scanned my pc no virus or malware .

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:44 AM

You just think you're malware free
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/S...r.exe-4933.html
I would post in the Am I Infected forum
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
It is possible that you've deleted the virus, but left some remnants that are trying to run and leaving you that message. Better safe than sorry
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:34 AM

run malwarebytes and clean registry(if have registry cleaners)

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 12:29 PM

From what you describe in regards to the error message, the file is probably an orphaned registry entry. The "Cannot find...", "Could not run..." or "Error loading..." message is usually related to a program (or malware) that was set to run at startup but has been deleted. Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it since the file was mostly likely removed during an anti-virus or anti-malware scan or the uninstall of a program.

When Windows loads, it looks for any files associated with registry entries for programs that are set to run at startup. If the file was removed but not the registry entry, Windows will display an error message. 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 you're 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 24 September 2008 - 08:53 PM

WOW alot files and i dunno Which to find..They all look important to me..Pls tell me where to do..i view the list so long .

i saw this :

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Sidebar Windows Sidebar Microsoft Corporation c:\program files\windows sidebar\sidebar.exe

Should i untick all the option for before delete ? cause all those option in the list is TICKed .


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Edited by losty77, 24 September 2008 - 08:57 PM.


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Posted 25 September 2008 - 07:10 AM

Yes, from you describe that is the entry causing the startup error so remove it.
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Posted 25 September 2008 - 08:03 AM

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THANK YOUUUUUUUUU SO MUCHHHH..u the best ! My problem solved totally ~ thumbups for u mate !

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 08:07 AM

You're welcome.

If there are no more problems or signs of infection, you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and 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". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:
• "Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
• "How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
• "Hardening Windows Security - Part 1 & Part 2".
• "IE Recommended Minimal Security Settings" - "How to Secure Your Web Browser".

• Avoid gaming sites, underground web pages, pirated software sites, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.
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Posted 25 September 2008 - 08:16 AM

got it i follow what u been telling me here ! thanksss again :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 08:20 AM

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