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#1 ProfessorJukes

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 11:11 AM

Hi... I'm running Windows XP and got a virus/malware (I believe it was Vundo (?)). McAfee caught it, removed it, and the machine seems to be running fine now, except that I get an error message at startup - "Error loading kovuduhi.dll"

Is that registry item solely associated with the malware? Or is it a normal registry item that is damaged?

Bottom line - do I need to repair the registry, or is it just fine? If it's just fine, how do I get rid of the annoying error message?

Many thanks!

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 11:49 AM

Hello and welcome ProfessorJukes.

Its not unusual to receive such an error after using specialized fix tools.

A "Cannot find...", "Could not run...", "Error loading... or "specific module could not be found" message is usually related to 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. However, an associated orphaned registry entry remains and is telling Windows to load the file when you boot up. Since the file no longer exists, 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 June 2009 - 09:19 PM

:thumbsup:
Seems to have done the trick. Also got rid of another error message (SBC Smartbridge) that I'd been living with for months.
Thanks!

Love the quote in your sig... Blogs and cable news seem to have made it come true!

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 09:28 PM

Hi, do you use SBC ,Dsl serivce? This may belong to their Help Tools.

Is it a specific error?

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