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WalOne
20-08-2004, 08:10 AM
I can't get rid of a RUNDLL error that pops up every minute or so and pronounces;

RUNDLL
Error loading C:\PROGRA~1\Internet
The specified module could not be found
OK

This started after removing a Trojan Dialler and other nasties - the infection came from a program that allleged to provide protection against such things! I tried to do a Restore, but there were no waypoints set, so I couldn't go back.

Home page(s) are unaffected, as are any programs I can identify that may want to access the internet. Just that this message keeps appearing on screen. Clicking OK or Close makes it go away - until the next appearance a minute later.

Using XP Home, IE6 or Opera 754

Can anyone suggest a fix please?

WalOne
20-08-2004, 08:14 AM
Forgot to add - this resulted from trying a site appearing in the following thread: Re: How to Block a Dialer.......Hopefully :-)

johnboy
20-08-2004, 08:45 AM
Read this page looks like you have to find INETSVC.exe and kill it first.ctrl alt delete and kill it in task manager.have you run spybot and adaware.
and a complete virus scan
here
(http://www.askmarvin.ca/forums/index.php?showtopic=1825)
another page with the keys you need to get rid of.
here (http://www.pestpatrol.com/PestInfo/i/internet_washer_pro.asp)
hth

WalOne
20-08-2004, 09:53 AM
Thanks johnboy

Once I knew what to look for, I ran a search for both inetsvc.exe and inetmgr.exe and deleted both using a good old standby, BCWipe. Last night I did see an entry for Internet Keyword using Regclean that I could have removed using the delete feature it has, but as I wasn't able to firmly establish Keyword was the culprit, I left it alone. Regclean now also shows that Keyword has gone.

And so has that infuriating pop-up! Many thanks :-)

johnboy
20-08-2004, 10:18 AM
To help to avoid this in future
Go to this website and download startup guard and every time something tries to install itself in your startup it will ask you if you want to allow it. It also keeps a log so you can check the names of the programs so it is easy to track them down if you have any problems.
here (http://www.acelogix.com)
hth