DNS-error message




    I was wondering if someone could help me out with this error that i keep getting every time I switch on my computer.The error message is:

    "Failed to load control ‘SocketXCtl’ from Socketx.OCX. Your version of SocketX.OCX may be outdated. Make sure you are using the version of the control that was provided with your application."


    I have no idea what this means and would be grateful to anyone who could help me understand how to get rid of this message.I am not sure whether I am posting in the correct forum, so please, if I am not, let me know and I would really appreciate someone telling me where I should post.


    Thanks a lot.


    Saturday, December 08, 2007 1:28 PM

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    Hi Karina

          This is a malware activity. Follow the steps below


       *Navigate HKEY Local Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run.

       *Look for a registry key named DSS. Delete the DSS entry then restart your computer.



    Saturday, December 08, 2007 4:56 PM
  • Hi Karina  

        Any updates?    


    Wednesday, December 12, 2007 8:09 AM
  • hello,

    Thanks a lot for replying.Yes I did exactly what you said but when I restarted the same message popped back up you have any other ideas on how to remove this?Sorry to be such a bother.

    Thanks again.


    Saturday, December 15, 2007 11:28 PM