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#1 tracydanger

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:20 AM

A while back I got rid of a virus with help from this site. Ever since then I have been getting a window pop up that says: "Run DLL--error loading C:\Windows\uxeqeribeci.dll specified module cannot be found"

I am not sure what this means. Overall, my computer is still very slow and takes forever to start up and load pages. I have defender pro, and run that routinely. It has not found anything lately. Is this message related to a virus at all? Did I maybe delete a file that I really needed? I am guessing that I probably have some other virus still lurking, too.

I am using a home PC with Windows XP home and have a wireless router.

Thanks.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:13 PM

It's not unusual to receive such an error(s) when "booting up" after using anti-virus and other security scanning tools to remove a malware infection.

RunDLL32.exe is a legitimate Windows file that executes/loads .dll (Dynamic Link Library) modules which too can be legitimate or sometimes malware related. A RunDLL "Error loading..." or "specific module could not be found" message usually occurs when the .dll file(s) that was set to run at startup in the registry has been deleted. Windows is trying to load this file(s) 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 still 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.
    Vista/Windows 7 users refer to these instructions.
  • Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.
    Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • 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.
  • If found, right-click on the entry and choose delete.
  • Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:32 PM

thank you! I was able to get rid of that problem.

However, after running Ad-aware and getting rid of a few newly found viruses, one of which I believe was WIN32.agent.pgz, I now get another pop up window on start up that says: bdagent.exe-Unable to locate Component (in top blue bar) This application failed to start b/c WSLib.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem(in white "box")

I am having a hard time figuring out if I really need this or if it is part of a virus. I ran Malwarebytes, Ad-Aware (which found new things--I deleted all of them), and a few registry cleaners. Then, I started getting this message when I boot up.

Overall, computer is running the slightest bit faster, but still slow enough to irk the crap out of me!

Thanks for your time! It has helped. I am getting there!

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:57 PM

Think I just answered my own question. NOticed defender Pro missing in sys tray and tried to run it. It will not load so looks like i need that file. Will try to figure out how to reinstall.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 01:13 PM

The version of Windows Defender included with all versions of Windows 7 and Vista is part of the operating system.

As such, you may need to repair by using the System Recovery Options in Vista.

Windows Vista Repair Options:

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