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gnspr9

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#1 12 years ago

Kindly help me, if you would,

I ran a virus scan several days ago, last Friday in fact. It found several items, some spyware that adaware missed, a trojan, etc. but since then, every time i start up the computer, i recieve a message saying :

Error Loading: C:\WINDOWS\system32\bridge.dll The specified module could not be found.

Could any of you tell me if it's anything important, and if so, what i should do, the last thing i want to do is end up having to reinstall windows itself.

thanks -gns




Guyver VIP Member

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#2 12 years ago

from my searches it appears that bridge.dll is adware that you really don't need to have on your PC.

Edit. Read this and it will answer all of your questions about the bridge.dll error your getting.




gnspr9

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#3 12 years ago
guyverfrom my searches it appears that bridge.dll is adware that you really don't need to have on your PC.

Then why would a error message appear when I start up my computer? How could it get the computer to do that?




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#4 12 years ago

Check the link I added into my previous post. It list the exact error that you posted and its adware that Symantec and other companies are aware of.

Edit After reading more about this the reason its probably giving that error is because its in your system file and its possibly also apart of your registry. Your virus scan that you ran recently probably found the part in the system folder and removed it but left it in the registry.




Kilobyte

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#5 12 years ago

This one looks like a pain to get rid of. Since it is Adware, then I recommend trying Ad-Aware SE first. Ad-Aware SE Personal @ Download.com

Also, get HiJackthis. It will make it easier to track down the registry key, and delete it. Be carefull when using HJT, as it is an advanced program, that can seriously damage your computer. Very easiliy.

Just run the program, tell it to save a log, and then copy, and paste that log in a post here.

gnspr9Then why would a error message appear when I start up my computer? How could it get the computer to do that?

You browse the internet using Internet Explorer right? That big blue "[SIZE="5"][COLOR="RoyalBlue"]e[/COLOR][/SIZE]". Somebody else using the PC might be.

Well, it has many little "holes" in it. If you should accidentally visit a questionable site, then it may download that software without your knowledge.

There are also various little apps that install this software. Just little trinkets found around the web. Toolbars, download managers, *cough* anti-spyware tools *cough* (fake ones).




gnspr9

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#6 12 years ago
Monster_user You browse the internet using Internet Explorer right? That big blue "[COLOR=RoyalBlue]e[/COLOR]". Somebody else using the PC might be.

I use firefox, everyone else on my pc uses ie, it makes me mad.

I have hijackthis on the pc at my dad's, i must be doing something right, in the year or so i've had it, it's never detected anything.




NoOdLe

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#7 12 years ago

Usually when this happens, there is a pointer to either the dll in your startup or some program left over sis trying to run it. I would suggest first trying 'msconfig' and looking from something refering to bridge.dll, it would probablly look like 'rundll32 C:\something\or\another\bridge.dll'.

1. Just click on start and choose the 'run' command and type 'msconfig' (without the quotes) 2.Click on the startup tab and scan through that list.

If that doesn't help, try typing 'regedit' in the run command, and search(CTRL+F) for bridge.dll and deleting those references.




kotfquig

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#8 12 years ago

if you have your windows cd stick it in and boot from it press R to repair (will bring you to a dos screen) then type in CHKDSK C: /R that should your problem, at least it fixed a similar error i had by doin that a while back




gnspr9

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#9 12 years ago

NoOdLe 1. Just click on start and choose the 'run' command and type 'msconfig' (without the quotes) 2.Click on the startup tab and scan through that list.

Wow, that was easier than i thought it would be.