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I use avast as my antivirus/virus scanner, and i normally click on delete when it catches a virus. But the other day after i deleted what was a "virus," the error appeared on my screen "Error loading winupd.dll, The specified module could not be found."

if anyone knows where i can get that specific file ahem..."module" please reply or if someone could send me the file it would help greatly.

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What Operating System???

My Windows XP SP2 doesn't contain a file by this name.
Hint: Trojans usually place setting in your registry to start when the computer is booted. This is likely the dll from the virus. Windows is searching for it but cannot find it, because it has been deleted.
If you're running XP, try this. Go to Start/Run/type "msconfig" without "'s. When this loads, click the start up tab. Look for Winupd.dll. If you find it, write down the entire path to the file, on a piece of paper, then uncheck it, click apply, click OK.
If you can locate it there, this should stop the error message.
To get rid of it permanently you need to clean the registry with some reg cleaning program or manually locate and delete the entry.
To manually remove the entry, Start/Run/type in "regedit" without "s. Follow the path, that you wrote down, to the entry. Look for the winupd.dll or similar name, then delete the entry.
Best of Luck

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ill email anyone a screen shot of what i have a problem with my email=

thx for the tips stan, but i didnt find it in there

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A screenshot isn't necessary. Just post the exact error message as it appears on your screen, and someone will be able to help solve the mystery.

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Interesting reading
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Use more than 1 program

When you have something as bad as a computer virus, you need additional help if your AV software can't remove the problem fully. Use 2 anti spyware programs as well as 2 anti virus programs. For spyware I use MS-AS (beta), Spybot S&D, and Lavasoft Ad-Aware. For Virus, I use AVG Free, and Avast. These are all free but I did donate =)

Anyhow my point is to get as much help as you can. Use multiple softwares.

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