Had a virus. OK now but missing a dll file.

Dell / Dimension 2350
January 30, 2010 at 08:03:43
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.392 GHz / 1022 MB
Hi, folks. My computer's been acting funky all week, and became a full-blown issue yesterday. I was locked out. Rebooted in safe mode, did a system restore back to Thursday, and ran a virus scan.

It seems to be fine, now, but when I boot, I'm getting a message that Windows Ihidunumu.dll file is missing.

I searched for that dll file on the Internet, but can't find anything about it.

Does anyone know about it?


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January 30, 2010 at 10:46:51
Right-click 'My Computer', go to properties. Advanced tab. Startup and Recovery section, Click 'Settings'. Now click 'Edit' to edit your startup file manually.

Is there an entry in there for your .dll? If so, get rid of it. That file was likely deleted by your AV as a virus. It's not a legit file name or Windows system file. If fact, I think whoever created it was trying to be funny with the name.. and it's short for "I had your number".

If you don't find the filename in boot.ini, download Windows Grep.. a freeware utility to search text strings in all docs. Do a search on your Windows directory for that dll name. Find it.. delete it.

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January 30, 2010 at 11:41:23
Hi, and thanks for your suggestions and thought about the dll file name. Cute! (not really).

It's not listed in the startup file. This is all that's there:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

So now, I'll download Grep, run it, and report back.

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January 30, 2010 at 12:37:05
Most likely that file was part of a virus but the registry entry has been retained, hence it reports it missing.

If all else fails search your registry for Ihidunumu.dll with view to deleting "just that file reference" if found. Take care in the registry because it's quite easy to trash your sytem in there.

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