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Virus problem?

e33tad

Broken In
I recently scanned my entire hdd with norton internet security (updated). It detected a virus and 6 tracking cookies. I removed them. Since then i am having a very strange and annoying problem. When i start my pc, a message that dllloader.dll is missing always pops up. i tried disabling startup, tried doing a clean boot but nothing helped. Also when i tried clean boot, when i checked task manager for startup apps it showed two "program" named programs with no icon enabled. I had disabled all startup apps before restarting and as far as i remember, i did see those two programs on the start up list before. At the time of writing this thread, i am scanning with eset online scanner, in case my norton is compromised,but so far (55%) its all green. Also idk if its related but when i try right clicking on any file (not folder or empty space) it takes over 15 secs to show the context menu. When I log in and right clicking for refresh it takes 2-3 secs for the first time then its all instantaneous. NO lags anywhere (desktop or in explorer). I tried defragmenting (only 8% fragmented btw) but it did not prove effective. I only have one partition (i deleted my recovery drive - 24 gib its still empty/unformatted/drive letter unassigned, undetected by windows). I am using win 8.1 (updated) and have 787 gib free of 905 gib C:\ partition. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!!

PS:I am totally Pissed
 
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whitestar_999

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antiviruses removes virus,they don't restore everything back to before virus.i would have suggested a clean reinstall but you have deleted the recovery drive so it is very difficult to now reinstall genuine win 8.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
attachment not working.use imgur to post images.forum attachment function sometimes don't work.after eset download malwarebytes anti-malware free version(during install don't choose pro version option) & update it & then do a full system scan.free version does not have any time expiry only no real-time monitoring but that is not required anyway if you have a good AV installed.
 
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e33tad

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ESET deleted 6 files but the dllloader.dll error still pops up at startup. I will give malwarebytes a try but can a malware cause a problem like that?
 

Minion

Conversation Architect
^Yes,Unclean removal of virus cause this kind of issues try malware byte antimalware or try new lavasoft Ad Aware 11
 

rijinpk1

Aspiring Novelist
i would recommend a boot time scan. normal scans will not be able to detect some of the rootkits/viruses... try bitdefender rescue disk.
 

meetdilip

Computer Addict
Avast boot time scan is very useful feature, especially considering that it is offered in free version.
 
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e33tad

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is there a way to perform boot time scan in norton internet security? I just can't find that option in the setting...or there is no such feature?

Edit: Just scanned with malwarebytes trial. Detected and removed 3.. including a trainer which norton declared safe... So far the system seems alright and the right click issue seems resolved. Will report again after a day of usage.

Edit: No problems pop up after startup but when i boot up from sleep, the error dllloader.dll not found pops up everytime. The right click issue is RESOLVED.
 
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e33tad

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Ok I got autoruns for windows ... now what? All this stuff is making no sense at all.

Edit: Solved the startup Issue but the rightclick issue has started again. This is so damn annoying.
 
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