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Initially posted in Malware (because that's what I think the problem could be, but I'm not sure. It was ignored.)

Hey guys. I went to bed with a perfectly working computer and woke up to turn on my computer, only to find some error. It says:

"explorer.exe - Unable To Locate Component"

"This application has failed to start because POWRPROF.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

The thing that's got me thinking that this is a virus is that I'm able to run firefox and MBAM through Task Manager. My only problem is that it's giving me this error and I can't see my background or any of my programs and have to run them through Task Manager.

I can't move any files anywhere because explorer.exe isn't working, obviously, and for whatever reason CMD won't let me move the powrprof.dll that I downloaded to the System folder.
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You posted in the malware forum at 7AM this morning. Saying it was ignored is hardly true. That is a very busy area. Please be patient and they will get to you.

link to post in Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal

We won't try to do anything here until you get a clean bill of health from the malware folks. Then if you still have the problem we can work on it here.
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