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error message

by bucky236 / May 3, 2013 1:36 AM PDT

Windows 7, Puget systems, intel core i7

I get an error message that seems to be random...

"Run DLL

There was a problem starting
A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed."

Everything seems to be working fine. I just keep getting this message...


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Simple. Delete it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2013 1:41 AM PDT
In reply to: error message

Executables (.dll is such) do not belond in temp. This is a sign of some infection (malware, virus, trojan, bad stuff) so I offer TWO pieces of advice.

1. Do what Grif notes at;msg5099421
2. Find and learn how to use HIJACKTHIS to remove the item that is calling this.

And again, delete that DLL to cut off the pest's legs.

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I'd love to "delete it" but...
by bucky236 / May 5, 2013 12:06 PM PDT
In reply to: Simple. Delete it.

...not sure what "it" is...

Completed step 1 above...cleaned out some files but still getting the same message.
Did step 2 but when I try to analyze what's found I get a message saying "no connection to the internet" although one is present.

what next?

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Step 2 does not require an internet connection.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 5, 2013 1:30 PM PDT

I'm left to guess why this is needed. Here I have to use my good PC to troubleshoot and research problems with PCs that won't connect to the internet.


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Is your response a riddle?
by bucky236 / May 5, 2013 2:49 PM PDT

After running hijackthis there's an option to select one of the results and "analyze." Unfortunately when I click to analyze I get a message that states "no Internet connection detected" although I do have an Internet connection. I don't know why it's needed. Perhaps the program searches the Internet to identify the programs on the list? You're the helpful expert. There is mention that this may be caused by the malware I'm trying to remove.

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That's no riddle.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 5, 2013 2:53 PM PDT

You can take the information and manually type it into google and research it the old fashioned way. Yes, some folk don't do that and will take offense at the extra steps.

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found the file with AVG but...
by bucky236 / May 6, 2013 8:50 AM PDT
In reply to: That's no riddle.

can't delete it. Get a "folder access denied" message...what's next?

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A few ways .
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 6, 2013 10:12 AM PDT

I urge caution since some infections will cause the OS to fail once you delete them. It's a shame I can't know what the folder and file name was but there are a few common routines/methods I use to delete such things.

1. Boot in safe mode and try.
2. Google Windows 7 Take Ownership to gain access.
3. Boot a live OS from USB/CD and delete it there.


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