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#1 lt_dan

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 05:48 PM

Every time I start my computer, I get this little pop-up dialog box alert:

Error loading C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\a.bin\MWSBAR.DLL

The specified module could not be found.

I just click OK and it goes away, but I'm getting annoyed by it. It looks as though it's trying to find something to load (a program or something in Program Files, but there's no subfolder starting with MY WEBS).

Any ideas? How can I get it to stop?

Thanks!

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 05:54 PM

It is adware. You need to do some scans. What antimalware do you have installed? Suggest Ewido and Ad-Aware and an antivirus.
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Posted 27 July 2006 - 05:58 PM

Here are several anti-spyware/malware aps

Anti-malware freeware
(You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several since each may find malware that the others may not find)

Ad-Aware SE Personal - freeware
http://www.lavasoft.com/
Click on Adaware SE Personal in “Products” on the left side of the page
Or it may be easier to find it here:
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Adawa...nal/965718306/1


Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Be sure to enable “Teatimer” which gives you realtime protection against malware invasion. (absolutely necessary)

Microsoft Windows Defender
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
This also provides realtime protection. (absolutely necessary)

Ewido Antispyware Free
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/20/lng/us/tpl/v5

SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):
http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

AČ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html . Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.

Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans: (these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these as they require ActiveX to function.)
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest
and
File scanner and virus scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus


Panda Activescan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx.

Avast Online scan
http://onlinescan.avast.com/

F Secure online scan
http://support.f-secure.com/ols/start.html

Ewido Online scan
http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/


More AV scans:
http://security.symantec.com

http://housecall.trendmicro.com

http://www.coledata.com/virusalert.htm

http://www.cybertechhelp.com/html/misc/av.php

http://www.pandasoftware.es/activescan/activescan-com.asp
http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/

http://www.bitdefender.com/


Trojan scans –
Sygate Trojanscan
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html


Windows Security Trojanscan
http://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan
See instructions for it here:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp

Parasite scan from Aumha:
http://www.aumha.org/a/noads.php
or here:
http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/noads2.htm

Edited by Enthusiast, 27 July 2006 - 05:59 PM.





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