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#1 kid cadaver

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 12:59 AM

i did a virus scan and it found an infected file: msnamqt.dll. i had the program remove the file and restart. now i am getting this error: Unable To Locate Component: This application has failed to start because msnamqt.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. i get this error for just about every application i try and run, the thing is with the exception of i-tunes all of the programs will still run, i just have to click of to this annoying error. how do i fix this problem, other than it being completely annoying for the programs that still run, i need access to i-tunes which i don't have now.

thanks in advance for any help
-Kid Cadaver

ps.
can't find this
msnamqt.dll file anywhere
and googling it returns ZERO results
also i have no system restore points available

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#2 bicycle bill

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:23 PM

Try SFC.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:34 PM

IMO...

What has probably happened is that when you ran the virus scan it removed the msnamqt.dll file mentioned but it failed to remove a registry key that windows is looking for when it starts up...That is why these viruses are very hard to deal with... There are registry cleaners available for free that will probably fix the issue...

BUT. If you decide to use one of them....BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL....You can do some serious damage to your OS by removing the wrong registry keys...

Your best bet would be to open up a new topic in the "Am I Infected, What do I do now" section a little farther down the page and get some expert advice on how to rid yourself of this error. They may have you download several types of software that will help in the removal of any remnants left behind from your original scan...

Good Luck...
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