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Toshiba Corportation - What is this?


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Everytime I turn on my computer, it tells me that it is allowing the Toshiba Corporation file toshbt.dll (this is all from memory because I have work in 20 minutes) on the startup menu.

Is this file necessary, can I delete it? It's not spyware according to some website, but I don't like it. It doesn't seem to be paired with any .exe or file anywhere. Any advice?
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can you get the exact name of the file the next time you post...(if that isn't the full name of the file that is.)
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Ok it is tosBtShell.dll in C:\i386.

Also, my sisters infected this laptop with intense spyware, and I had to remove it all, but now two things happen.

It takes a long time to give me control once windows starts, and whenever I play DVDs every so often it'll slow down.
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how did you go about removing the malware/spyware?

the tosBtShell.dll file..d.oesn't seem to be required for the machine to run...
do start > run > msconfig
click on the startup tab...and find that file...disable it
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I ran AVG, Microsoft Spyware, the repair tool in AntiCrash, I think those were all of them. May have been one other.
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Please go to the malware forum in my signature and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE .

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.


just to be sure you got it all
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tfswctrl.exe in system32, what does that file do? It is at startup. I cannot find this Toshiba file though.
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http://www.liutiliti...brary/tfswctrl/
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Spyware that I delete keeps reappearing. Either someone is downloading it or I have big problems. I am contemplating formatting my hard drive, because it starts up insanely slow too. It wouldn't even turn on until a week ago.
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Please go to the malware forum in my signature and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE .

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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