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windows cannot find fictitious dll on boot

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#1 thirdkray


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Posted 02 July 2011 - 05:45 AM

This query was initially bumped to the malware forums, but on extensive investigation there was no malware to cause it so i have posted it back here:

WINXP PRO: Please advise how I can find the program or process requesting a .dll on boot so I can remove or disable it.

Error message: windows cannot find pschmdrf.dll

The .dll does not exist on my system and is not referenced in the registry.

Does anyone have this particular dll, and if so what program is it associated with? It may be I have to reinstall and uninstall something again more thoroughly to remove this call.

Using Process Manager, I did a laborious boot log which showed the .dll call itself but not what was asking for it.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 02 July 2011 - 07:16 AM

Try using Autoruns...to see if the startup reference remains from a removed malwaare item.

Follow Broni's instructions at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic406784.html/page__view__findpost__p__2314240 .


#3 thirdkray

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 07:27 AM

The Autoruns log file contains no specific reference to that .dll

The only thing I can see maintenance wise is some "file not found" references in the drivers tab.

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