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I am working on a comp. for a friend. She is running xp. Her problem is that she didn't configure her antivirus and was loaded with trojans and malware. After scanning with a couple of antispyware apps and running nortons I cleared out what I could. Now I am getting 2 dll's on start up that say specified module could no be loaded. I traced one back as being infected by a trojan. I have never ran into a comp. with this many spyware malware and viruses (over 200) My question is this. How could I fix the error for the dll's or would it just be better to let her backup whatever she has that is important and reformat?

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If that module ...

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was a virus, it's a good message. You removed the virus, but the command to run it is still in the registry. Use regedit to find it and delete it.
But as long as you don't tell what dll's these are, I don't know if they are legitimate or just junk.

It wouldn't be a bad idea to start all over, but if you're sure the machine is clean right now and everything works, it's not necessary.
No need to tell you that you'd better install protection for your friend, I'm sure.


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I agree, hunt it down.

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That dll will probably be a trojan or other malware trying to load on startup. Check the Startup files in msconfig and start hunting it down.

In Regedit navigate to;
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, or RunOnce, etc, and see what is registered there.


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