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sysupd.exe - DLL initialization failed

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a few days ago, my computer detected a virus called the download trojan. i started following the steps on symantec on how to remove the virus and when i got to the step where i had to do a full system scan, the search came up with nothing. since then, there has been no virus detection messages that have popped up. so i suppose that the virus is gone. i might be wrong though, i'm not sure. since then, every time i turn off my computer, right before shutting down, a window pops up and says sysupd.exe - DLL initialization failed. so my questions are:

what does this mean?
does it have anything to do with the virus?
how do i fix this problem?

if there is any possibility that the virus is still on my computer, how do i get rid of it?

thanks in advance.
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This site says you're still infected with a virus, a variant of MyDoom:

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win2000/1079363199

and here's another one on this same thread:

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win2000/1080213053
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If the above doesn't solve it for you:  You could try the free online virus tool at http://housecall.antivirus.com    I find that it isn't always able to CURE every virus it detects, but it is good at detecting and identifying them.  

A couple of other free online virus scanners:

http://www.pcpitstop.com/antivirus/default.asp 

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm 

Also try these free programs to rid your system of spyware, trojans, and other malware:

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