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thanatos

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hi there ive tried near everything to sort out my pc but the abnormality is still there. heres the symptoms:

opening msn message appears: the ordinal 176 could not be located in the dynamic link library OLEAUT32.dll

Mozilla firefox does not open

Hijack this open message appears: the file OLEAUT32.dll is out of date. a newer version is required

although IE explorer works it takes AGES to load the hotmail email facilities and navigating between pages is extremely slow

windows media player videos and sound files do not work. if the file is selected in a folder the screen goes blank except a few programmes not associated with IE and tjhen reloads as a normal start up (not much sense sorry but dont know how to explain it)



i have run countless scans with adaware V6.0 (SE personal brings error message similar to "the ordinal 176 could not be located in the dynamic link library OLEAUT32.dll " also run norton anti virus scans and even some scans with "spysubtract".


i dont know whether there is a virus or a glitch or whatever is wrong with it please help me!


thankyou
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To me the error msg of ordinal not found is bullcrap. Why don't you just partition your HDD, transfer your wares et al onto the partition, and reinstall windows, formating drive C in the process? Everything solved. As for IE, maybe you've got some parasite that's taking up your bandwidth, or your HOSTS file's enormously large...whatever the case, take it from the root: kill your drive and start afresh. Or try copying your oleaut32 from your windows cd, using safemode, or dos, though I doubt that something as that could get somehow corrupted, unless it was intentionally modified. After all, the file's supposed to be always loaded in your memory, so even shifting it requires root-like privileges. I'd reformat everything.
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thanks very much. reformatting was my last resort but i guess its inescapable.
if i format the drives i will have to install the operations CD or whatever its called so since i dont have one that is the problem right now
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Oh well. You can still try playing with the registry and msconfig and services.msc thingies. See if there are any 'abnormal' processes loaded in memory. Or try to get some command-line utility that will list all the loaded DLLs and processes hooked to them. Peek and poke. Send the funny ones (i.e. those bearing non-microsoft / too-microsoftish names) for a chat with Charon. Like I said, it is very strange that your DLL got corrupted in the first place. Or see if you can download it from Google. Otherwise, call 911.
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chat with charon? whats charon?
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My dear thanatos...and you don't know Charon? A thanatos indeed. P.s. did it work?
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o ok i thought it was a specialist programme for removing files an stuff. charon is the ferryman yea? ive downloaded a firewall so i can see what programmes want to access stuff but im gonna need a new C drive thnaks anyway
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