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Aggravating error message on startup RRS feed

  • Question

  • I get a message after startup "There was a problem starting C:\Users\Patrick\AppData\Local\Temp\hgGaxYpM.dll 
    The specified module could not be found.

    This disappears when I close i. and does not appear to interfere with PC function; but it is an annoyance.

    Any suggestions to get rid of this message.
    Friday, November 27, 2009 2:48 PM

Answers

  • I don't know the specifics, but a DLL with a nonsense name installed in a temp folder trying to start at login sounds suspiciously like a virus or malware to me.

    There is a great program called "Autoruns" that can show you everything that's set to run on your system: 

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

    You may well be able to use it to find and disable this particular program, though I would recommend you get a good antivirus program and scan your system.  Also check your system with Windows Defender.

    -Noel
    Saturday, November 28, 2009 4:21 AM