New XP Startup and Shutdwn problems

Dell / INSPIRON 6400
February 7, 2009 at 12:10:35
Specs: Windows XP, 1.6GHz/1024MB
Problems

1 - On startup, I get an error message box
saying "Error Loading
C\WINDOWS\Vmuriyerez.dll" - I have done a
Google search, but the word Vmuriyerez
returned no results. The box goes when I
click OK, though occasionally, the alert
sounds again a little later with no apparent
other effects.

2 - The computer seems to hang whenever it
feels like it - sometimes on the welcome
screen. The arrow continues to move for a
while, but nothing else is responsive. After
some time, or when I press CTRL-ALT-DELETE,
even the arrow stops moving.

3 - Sometimes, I get one of two error
messages:
a) "Generic Host Process for Win32
Services has encountered a problem and needs
to close." - when I click OK, I am told the
system needs to shut down, which it does.
b) "his shutdown was initiated by NT
AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" - a counter then counts
down from 1 minute, at the end of which the
comupter restarts.

4 - Windows Scandisc and Disc Defragmentor
have stopped working.

What I have done:

1 - Run full scans with AntiVir PE, and
Classic Anti-Spyware

2 - Searched google and the message forums,
but not found anything that has helped (and
alot that went over my head...).

3 - Done a full Windows Update (got the Blue
Screen of Death at the end - which is unusual
even on my system, but running it again
showed that there were no outstanding
updates)

4 - Installed CleanMem and Diskeeper, which
many have found really helped their system
run more smoothly.

But the problem persists. Can anyone advise?
My laptop is only a couple of years old, and has been well looked-after...


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#1
February 7, 2009 at 12:23:40
May be a new version of malware that hasn't been widely distributed yet.

I suggest you try searching your system for "Vmuriyerez.*" without the quotes. Start> search> files and folders.

edit

Download and run CCleaner. Run both the cleaner and registry modules. When running the registry module I suggest letting CCleaner save a backup to the desktop. Then if the system is OK after a day or two you can delete the file.


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#2
February 7, 2009 at 12:29:31
Hi

Thanks - did the search, but no results to
display.


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#3
February 7, 2009 at 12:36:10
Run the registry cleaner. Should pickup on that orphan dll.

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#4
February 7, 2009 at 12:56:23
Hi again

How do I run a registry cleaner?


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#5
February 7, 2009 at 13:13:03
It was mentioned above, the name of the program you have to get from the Web, to clean the Registry, CCleaner.
I never have used it. It's Free.

Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode, and likely CCleaner also.


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#6
February 7, 2009 at 14:53:57
Thanks, great advice.

Ran CCleaner in Safe mode, then started a
virus scan (though for some reason the
computer restarted during the scan and the
virus scan started again in normal mode...)

When the computer restarted, the box about Vmuriyerez.dll wasn't there for the first
time in weeks!!! I am taking this as a good
sign. Will let you know if the restarts
continue, but looking good for now.


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#7
February 7, 2009 at 15:07:57
Erm, I spoke (or wrote) too soon. Blue
screen of death.

This is a different problem to what I have
had before, and strangely, it started earlier
this evening - just after I had run the
Windows update tool (on the web) and just
before I posted my original problem on
here... Has happened 4 times since then.

Any thoughts?


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#8
February 7, 2009 at 16:05:22
Yea, look at the updates you got last and consider removing them.

Control Panel> add/remove programs. Make sure you have the updates bullet checked. Then look at the updates by date.


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