(Title: ____.exe - Bad Image) The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\kefesuto.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.
I wasn't sure if this was just a virus or a problem with Windows. It occurs about 2 dozen times when the computer starts up, seemingly for every program that begins at start up. Also any time I start another program, this error message pops up and I must hit ok before the program will start.
Also, not sure if this problem is related or not but it occured around the same time, which was several days ago, I noticed my anitvirus program (Symantec Endpoint) wasn't working properly so I decided to uninstall and then reinstall it with the newer version. During uninstallation a message popped up saying "A fatal error has occurred" and then the uninstallation stopped. Since then, everytime when the computer starts up, the computer tries to install the program. The installation runs for about 3 min before the same fatal error message pops up. Symantec Endpoint continues to not run. To be safe, I installed the free version of AVG and have run scans but haven't been able to remove the problem. Also, at computer start up I get a message saying "SpySweeper installation has been damaged. Please reinstall the product" followed by another which states "The connection to the SpySweeper engine has been lost or terminated. SpySweeper will now close and restart."
I performed the prescribed steps in the Malware Cleaning Guide but without success. Also, the System Restore wouldn't operate (SR was unable to restore to the selected date). Throughout downloading the applications, the same Bad Image error message continued to pop up (several times for each app). Please let me know what I can do to get rid of this. I would really appreciate help. Thanks very much for your help.