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Registry - AppInit_Dlls


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GXLZPGX

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If you guys could, please navigate the way shown below:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion > Windows

When you click the last folder "Windows" in the above navigation, where it says:

AppInit_Dlls

Tell me what the information you have set, such as:

Name: AppInit_Dlls Type: Blah Data: Blah

Because recently, I have had a virus that disabled Nortin AntiVirus, and I downloaded an extra tool that Norton has provided, which allows me to remove malware like that, It listed two files when it was done scanning, that were detected as malware, but when I clicked "Fix," it had a fatal error while removing it. Since that didn't work, I recently downloaded the "Malware Removal Guide" designed by Norton, and when I got to the navigation (Provided above), and looked at the "Data" part of AppInit_Dlls, it displayed the two file names that were also detected as malware. If you help me, I may be able to disable the files that are causing my computer failures etc. Thank you so much!

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE FOLDER "AppInit_Dlls," PLEASE TELL ME! IT IS VITAL TO MY COMPUTER THAT I DO NOT HAVE THIS FOLDER IF IT IS NOT ORIGINALLY APART OF MICROSOFT!

Edited by GXLZPGX, 03 July 2010 - 08:49 PM.

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RKinner

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Nothing on either my XP or Vista from Microsoft. Vista shows guard.dll which I know is Comodo's firewall.

Why don't you just run OTL (step 5 in the malware guide - http://www.geekstogo...showtopic=2852) and copy and paste the log. It will show me what is hiding under appinit and OTL can be used to safely remove if need be.

Ron
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