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#1 Siren99

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 02:08 PM

Hi All. :thumbsup:

I use Windows 2000 Professional. I had a virus a while back and installed AVG; I thought I got rid of everything. But when I boot up, I am getting a "cannot locate MSVCR80.dll"; C: WINNT/System32" error message. This error message also comes up when I try to launch Yahoo Messenger, which I just installed.

I downloaded what I understand is a Beta version of MSVCR80.dll and copied it into my Sustem32 folder, hoping that would solve the problem. The procedure entry point is now coming up as not located. I'm not sure if this is because it's a beta version or not.

I'm not sure what to try now.

Also getting some odd actions in IE when I use it (I usually try to use Firefox). For example, new IE windows will suddenly pop up, nonstop, tons of them. I have to quit IE in Task Manager to get this to stop.

Any ideas?

Many thanks.

Edited by Pandy, 14 November 2008 - 09:25 AM.
Moved from Windows NT, 2000/2003


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#2 m0le

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 08:42 AM

Hi Siren99,

It seems that the problem isn't the PC as from what you're describing (system faults, pop-ups) you may still have some malware located in your PC. AVG running on its own would not necessarily find spyware, for instance.

Post a query at this forum on Bleeping Computer and let an expert help you deep scan your computer for well-hidden baddies.

Good luck :thumbsup:
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