not a valid Windows image

Posted on 2009-02-22
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I keep getting the error:

The application or DLL C:\Windows\system32\nasotive.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

It pops up everytime I open an application.  Is there a way to stop this?
Question by:walker6o9
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    Expert Comment

    start off by downloading and running combofix

    directions here

    then malwarebytes from
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    Accepted Solution

    Nasotive.dll is a malware..

    I suggest removing it with spybot search and destroy..
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    Paste the following please, and attach the file here please. It will be located at c:\IFEO.txt

    reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options" /s >c:\IFEO.txt

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    I think you have been infected by a malware.
    Try to use this:(download it, install and apply.

    Great is our GOD.
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    I ended up having to do a windows re-install

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