Help with unknown error c:\WINDOWS\system32\spads.

  tiger79 10:13 11 Dec 07

when my pc starts up i get this message "Error loading c:\WINDOWS\system32\spads.dll Please tell me what this means and how to fix this error cheers !!!!

  johnnyrocker 10:21 11 Dec 07

os? and what else on system, is this a new problem or an old one?


  MAJ 10:21 11 Dec 07

It's spyware, run the usual anti-spyware applications to get rid of it. Adaware, SuperAntiSpyware, Sybot Search and Destroy, etc. When your system is clean and you no longer get the error on startup, turn off system Restore to delete all possibly infected Restore Points. Run the final scans to check again for the infection, if all is clear, turn on System Restore to create a new, clean, Restore Point.

  MAJ 10:36 11 Dec 07

Also, it might be that your anti-spyware/anti-virus software has already dealt with the threat, but has left it's entry in the startup list. So go to Start > Run, type in:


and click OK, click on the Startup tab and see if you can see an entry in there for Greatis or spads, If there is an entry there, untick it and reboot your PC.

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