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Old 02-03-2005, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Error on startup....

I have just started to get the following error when starting up my PC:

An exception occurred while trying to run C:\windows\system32\kwdkaz.dll,umonitor

I don't know what this means but I do know that since getting this message each time I have noticed firstly that the Recycle Bin had 3 items in, which I had deleted before Shut Down, and that programs in the Control Panel Add/Remove section were back that I had removed before shut down too. I can't do a system restore as there are no restore points previous to this happening even though I always have System restore switched on.
I know that I had a lot of spyware on my system which I have removed today. I don't think I have a virus as I ran Norton 2004 and it came up clean.

Not sure what to do, any ideas?


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Old 02-03-2005, 03:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Forgot to say that my PC is a PB iMedia 5 years old running XP Professional, Service Pack 2.

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Old 02-04-2005, 05:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't trust norton AT ALL...
To me ... norton seems to be the number one reason why machines are ruined. Here is my example...
people run norton and it shows a clean machine...
Yet norton doesn't find spyware and other malacious app's that can pass through IE/Firefox....

I think you should back up your important things and reformat...

ps... Trouble shooting a virus/spyware issue will take you 1,000 times longer than re-installing your O.S
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just wanted to post and say that I've solved my problem myself... I ran adaware, norton antivirus 2004, reg mechanic..... and deleted Kazaa...... which I will probably never use again as it is the bain of my life !

Thanks all.
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Old 02-08-2005, 03:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Besides norton here is the issue

Something removed a program, but not 100% of it. Upon booting it wanted to run that that .dll

To fix thsi in the future, click start > run > msconfig > deselect it from in that program
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