|Yesterday I was attempting to rid my laptop of the google redirect virus which is going round. I've been trying to get rid of it for a while but nothing was working. Another problem was that whenever i tried to run Firefox, I would get the error message saying Windows cannot find C:\Program files\...\firefox.exe. I reinstalled it several times but with no luck. I tried scanning my computer using Mbam, SAS, and my antivirus software, Bitdefender. Several viruses/trojans/spyware were deleted, including the firefox error. But the feckin google redirect problem is still there!|
After rebooting after the final scan, i get several error messages saying "This application has failed to start because themed32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.". This message would be in reference to several different processes, saying "Unable to locate component", with the message itself is the same. As a result, my desktop and start menu/bar do not appear, just my wallpaper. Even when I try to access the Task Menu using Ctrl, Alt, Delete, I get the error message(the message referring to taskmgr.exe in this case). Task manager runs eventually but again when I try to run any program, i get the error message, normally several times, before it runs.
I've tried looking online for how to reinstall themed32.dll but can't find a website where i can get it from. My guess is that either I still have a virus which is causing this error, or that the dll file was in fact changed somehow when the virus scans where performed.
That was a bit of a effort so thanks for reading. Any help/suggestions on how to get the themed32.dll back would be really appreciated.
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