Error loading C:/WINDOWS.System32\verclsidv.dll

Posted on 2011-04-21
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Whenever anyone logs into this computer they receive this error. The file is missing but there is an exe by the same name. I checked my computer. I don't have the dll but I have the exe just like the one with the error. I believe it to be a Windows file. I don't really want to do a Windows repair. I thought about creating a fake file and sticking it there to see what happens. Any thoughts?
Question by:dbachman1
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Here is the error: Error loading C:/WINDOWS.System32\verclsidv.dll

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I am not seeing anything for the verclsidv.dll, but I know that they are spyware/virus that can attach to the verclsidv.exe

Go and download Malwarebytes from http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Install and run updates and then do a scan of your PC.  Then remove anything it finds, reboot and rerun scan.  If it still finds things, reboot and go into Safe Mode and run it.

You can also go into the Registry and do a find for verclsidv.dll  Could be left over from something else.

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dbachman1 earned 0 total points
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I was able to resolve it by searching the registry and deleting the object that pointed to it. Thanks for your help!

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Error loading C:/WINDOWS.System32\verclsidv.dll

The above error just means that the bad file is gone but the loading point is still present...
Just remove the startup entry either via msconfig, or using Hijackthis to remove the relevant reg entry and the error should stopped.
The above file is a password stealer trojan.

While the verclsidv.exe is a legit file.

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The registry key was effective at resolving the issue.
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That's exactly what Hijackthis does, tells you the reg entry pointing to that file that no longer exist(hence the error) and fixing it for you when you let it.
Or you could've also done it via "msconfig" to uncheck the relevant reg entry which would've been easier than manually searching the registry.

Glad to know you fixed it all by yourself without anyone's help, :)

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