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System32\gltlndrv.dll Error (may Be Linked With Spydawn)

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#1 villageidiot716


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Posted 11 March 2007 - 10:40 AM

I just recently got the SpyDawn trojan a day ago. After reseting my computer to two days ago, the SpyDawn link on my toolbar is gone and there is no sign of it. I restarted my computer, and am starting to get an error that says:

Error loading c:\WINDOWS\system32\gltlndrv.dll

Access is denied.

This isn't affecting my computer at all, except I'm afraid it might be linked with SpyDawn or other trojan
spyware. Does anybody know what this is linked to and/or how to fix it?

Thanks in advance.

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 11 March 2007 - 01:58 PM.

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 04:45 PM

From what you describe, the file is probably an orphaned startup entry. Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it. The file may have been removed but there is still a registry entry that is telling Windows to load it when you start up.

When Windows loads, it looks for any files associated with registry entries for programs that are set to run at startup. If the file was removed but not the entry, Windows will display an error message indicating that the file was not found. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the program when it loads. To resolve this download and run Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.
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