error message bridge.dll

Posted on 2004-11-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
Every time I start my computer I get the following message:
Error loading
C:\Windows\Downloaded Programme Files\bridge.dll
The specified module could not be found

I have tried numerous suggested solutions to get rid of it  but the message continues to appear.  It started after I had run Ad Aware 6.
I would be grateful for a solution in simple English as I am a beginner and a pensioner!
Question by:robinhart
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    Expert Comment

    Hello robinhart =)

    You have a startup entry for this still in registry, so try this, Download HijackThis v1.98.2 from here, run it and Save the LOG file:

    Then Post that log at this site >>
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    Expert Comment


    HijackThis is very intrusive. Start with standard, updated, spyware/adware scanners:

    Download Ad-Aware SE from here:
    Install, UPDATE and run.
    You may need to reboot and run again to clean all the nasties that cannot be deleted at once (“in use”).

    Also excellent is SpyBot Search & Destroy available here:
    Install, UPDATE and run.
    You may need to reboot and run again to clean all the nasties that cannot be deleted at once (“in use”).
    You should also apply the "immunize" function, since it blocks roughly 1900 known 'bad' runs/apis/apps.

    Even if Ad-Aware and SpyBot S&D are similar, they do clean different things. You should have both of them and use REGULARLY.

    You can also install “preventive” software that will help you control these nasties:

    Avoids malicious Active X installs.
    Advantage: no system resources used!!!
    Just download, install and UPDATE.

    All of them extremely useful but you must keep them UPDATED.

    After that and if the error message persists, try a registry cleaner to get rid of the obsolete pointer. RegSupreme is a nice optiom. Fully functional trial version here:

    Good luck,

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    Accepted Solution

    Use Notepad, create new file and write there text you see between the scores:


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run]

    Save the file as: unbridge.reg
    Close notepad. double-click unbridge.reg and accept the change.
    Once this is done you should be able to reboot without the message for Bridge.dll.

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