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#1 gwilson25

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 04:51 PM

Hello everybody. I was recently having a problem with the Antimalware Doctor virus, but I believe I've gotten that problem sorted out. I updated all of my antispyware programs, ran the scans, etc. Now, I've got myself a new dilemma. I'm getting an error message everytime I start Windows after I shut down or restart my computer. It reads:

Error loading gersp.dll
The specified module could not be found.

I'll be honest and admit that I haven't the slightest clue to what this means. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all in advance!

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:04 PM

That type of message...is fairly normal after removal of malware which had startup pointers.

Download/install Autoruns...click on Longon tab....either disable/uncheck or delete any item referring to gersp.dll or something similar.

AutoRuns for Windows - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:21 PM

Thank you very much, Louis. I really appreciate it. I rebooted my computer, and the error message was no longer there. Was the error message there because it was "leftover" from the removed malware?

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:06 PM

That's my guess...Google provided no hits on that filename, which is typical for some malware items.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:42 PM

Oh, ok. Interesting. Well, thanks again, Louis. I really appreciated your help.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:13 PM

Easily given, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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