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[Referred]Error loading AUNPS2.DLL [CLOSED]


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bzmama

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When I re-boot my system, I get an error message stating "Error Loading AUNPS2.DLL. Module cannot be located". I click OK and then the re-boot continues. What is this DLL for and how do I get rid of the message? :tazz:

Many thanks.
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Hello and welcome bzmama

AUNPS2.DLL is related to malware

In order to assist you, we need to see the log from an Ad-Aware SE 1.05 full system scan.
Important Note! Before performing a scan, be sure that you have the most recent definitions file by using WebUpdate. (Click on the Globe icon, Click connect, Click OK, Click Finish.) At this current point * SE1R47 24.05.2005
* is the most recent definition file.

Ad-Aware SE comes preconfigured with default options so we need you to make only one change. Please deselect "Search for negligible risk entries" as negligible risk entries (MRU's) are not considered to be a threat. This option can be changed when choosing your scan type.
Select "Perform Full System Scan" and press "Next". When the scan has completed, click "Show Logfile".

Please copy/paste the complete log file here using the reply button. Don't quarantine or remove anything at this time, just post a complete logfile. This sometimes takes 2-3 posts to get it all posted. You will know you are at the end when you see the "Summary of this scan" information has been posted.

When you have posted your log here, Team Lavasoft can advise on what to do next.

Please post back if you have any questions or other problems.

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Thank you very much for your quick response. I upgraded to Adware 1.06 with the latest definitions and ran the scan. Attached for your review are the results of the scan.


Regards,

BZMAMA

Attached Files


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Welcome back bzmama
  • Download Pocket Killbox from. Here
  • Paste the full file path C:\WINDOWS\System32\msxct.exe in the box and click on Delete on Reboot.
  • Next click on the button with the red circle and an X in the middle. You will get a message saying "File with be deleted on next reboot, Process and Reboot now?"
  • Click "Yes"
  • Let the system reboot
    Let us know how you make out
Next

If you chose to clean your computer from what Ad-aware found please follow these instructions below…

Please download Download CCleaner and install. Close out the program when it has completed set up (Don't run it yet we will use it later on)

Open Ad-aware click on the Check for updates now
Please make sure that you are using the * SE1R47 24.05.2005 * definition file.


Please launch Ad-Aware SE and click on the gear to access the Configuration Menu. Please make sure that this setting is applied.

Click on Tweak > Cleaning Engine > Uncheck "Always try to unload modules before deletion".

Disconnect from the internet (for broadband/cable users, it is recommended that you disconnect the cable connection) and close all open browsers or other programs you have running.
Please then boot into Safe Mode,

Please see here if you need help on it Safe Mode


To clean your machine, it is highly recommended that you clean the following directory contents (but not the directory folder):

Please run CCleaner to assist in this process.
(Setup: go to >options > settings > Uncheck "Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 48 hours" for cleaning malware files!)

* C:\Windows\Temp\
* C:\Documents and Settings\<Your Profile>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\ <- This will delete all your cached internet content including cookies.
* C:\Documents and Settings\<Your Profile>\Local Settings\Temp\
* C:\Documents and Settings\<Any other users Profile>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\
* C:\Documents and Settings\<Any other users Profile>\Local Settings\Temp\
* Empty your "Recycle Bin".

Please run Ad-Aware SE from the command lines shown in the instructions shown below.

Click "Start" > select "Run" > type the text shown in bold below (including the quotation marks and with the same spacing as shown)

"C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Professional\Ad-Aware.exe" /full +procnuke
(For the Professional version)

"C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus\Ad-Aware.exe" /full +procnuke
(For the Plus version)

"C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe" +procnuke
(For the Personal version)

Click OK.

Please note that the path above is of the default installion location for Ad-aware SE, if this is different, please adjust it to the location that you have installed it to.

When the scan has completed, select Next. In the Scanning Results window, select the "Scan Summary" tab. Check the box next to each "target family" you wish to remove. Click next, Click OK.

If problems are caused by deleting a family, please leave it.

Please shutdown/restart your computer after removal, run a new full scan and post the results as a reply. Do not launch any programs or connect to the internet at this time.


Please then copy & paste the complete log file here. Don't quarantine or remove anything at this time, just post a complete logfile. This can sometimes takes 2-3 posts to get it all posted, once the "Summary of this scan" information is shown, you have posted all of your logfile.

Please remember when posting another logfile keep "Search for negligible risk entries" deselected as negligible risk entries (MRU's) are not considered to be a threat. This option can be changed when choosing your scan type.

Please post back here
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Hello Don77,

Results from the instructions in your previous email are as follows:

1. Running Pocket Killbox did not eliminate the AUNPS2.DLL error. Please advise on next steps. :tazz:

2. Ran the CCleaner and Ad-Aware SE in safe mode. For the first time since I can remember, the Adware scan came up clean so I could not get a log file to send to you. Please advise on next steps. ;)


Hope you are having a good holiday weekend,

BZMAMA
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Please refrain from posting links to a tool that has not been tested by the staff

Thanks

Don

Edited by don77, 30 May 2005 - 01:11 PM.

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Please follow the instructions located in Step Five: Posting a Hijack This Log. Post your HJT log as a reply to this thread, which has been relocated to the Malware Removal Forum for providing you with further assistance.

Kindly note that it is very busy in the Malware Removal Forum, so there may be a delay in receiving a reply. Please also note that HJT logfiles are reviewed on a first come/first served basis.
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