Error: Loader couldn't initialize service...?

  Viv-208691 10:35 19 Feb 05
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Hi there, I get this message whenever I boot up my XP Pro computer. I have no idea what it means, only that when I hit ctrl, alt, delete it shows me that it is a service called 'antivirus.exe' which can be terminated. I managed to find the the file 'antivirus.exe' and deleted it but I still get the message. I run AVG, Spybot, Ad aware and has tried cleaning the registry but to no avail.

Can anyone help me get rid o fthis annoying and perhaps harmful message?

  VoG II 10:37 19 Feb 05
  Viv-208691 10:39 19 Feb 05

Thanks, VoG but doesnt that include ordering RegRun?

  Viv-208691 10:40 19 Feb 05

sorr, i meant 'involve' not 'include'.

  VoG II 10:48 19 Feb 05

Manual removal:

Navigate to the keys:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
and delete the value: AntiVirus Update = antivirus.exe

  VoG II 10:52 19 Feb 05

Or run a² click here

  Viv-208691 10:55 19 Feb 05

Im sorry, excuse my ignorance but what steps do I take to remove it? Do i run regedit? what do I look in then? I dont know what HKLM or HKCU are.

Thanks a lot.

  VoG II 10:56 19 Feb 05

In that case, run a².

  Viv-208691 12:04 19 Feb 05

ah, sorted, thanks very much indeed VoG. I ran a2 as you suggested and it found the virus. Should I use instead of one of my other programs or use them all in conjunctions with each other?

  VoG II 12:07 19 Feb 05

I think it pays to have several of these programs. They each find/remove things that the others miss or cannot remove.

  Viv-208691 12:10 19 Feb 05

Ok, well thanks a lot for your help.

Im most grateful.

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