program file/spyware doctor/unins000.msg miss

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
July 21, 2010 at 08:11:44
Specs: Windows XP
computer will not open programs and displays program file/spyware doctor/unins000.msg missing or rundll32.exe application not found? any sugestions

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July 21, 2010 at 12:15:58
Try uninstalling it--which may not be possible because that file is missing.

Try reinstalling the program--which may not be possible because XP thinks you already have it.

You can try manually uninstalling it:

But be careful when editing the registry. Best to make a backup before doing it.

A registry cleaner might help. I don't have any recommendations but maybe someone will post in with some.

Now that's what I call a sticky situation

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July 21, 2010 at 13:42:42
Spyware Doctor is a legitimate anti-spyware progam made by PCTools. It's an okay program, but you have to pay for it in order to remove what it finds when it scans your computer.
You (or someone else that uses your computer) would have had to have given permision for it to be loaded on your computer - it does not load itself without someone's permission. If you (or someone else) have loaded it, it is listed in Control Panel - Add Remove Programs. You can un-install it there. However, if you (or someone else) did not un-install it properly, such as if you deleted files for it rather than un-installing it, it may not un-install until after it has been installed again.

" will not open programs... "

" missing or rundll32.exe application not found?"

It sounds like you have more things going on than just a spyware doctor file is reported to be missing. It's not normal for you to not be able to open lots of programs , or for you to get a message that rundll32.exe is missing, which is an essential windows file.

See this to see if you have similar symptoms - if you do, try running Malwarebytes.

See Response 4 - probable "Rogue" anti-malware crap was installed - try using Malwarebytes.

If you DO have that, they have been known to sometimes disable other anti-malware programs from running. (Spyware Doctor is often set to scan your computer once a day when you have installed it.)

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July 21, 2010 at 14:32:29
slappy_05, I wouldn't hurt to try th EXE File Association Fix at the link below. I doubt very much that your rundll32.exe file is missing.

Windows® XP File Association Fixes


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