Solved I accidentally uninstalled strings.dat file.

January 8, 2014 at 18:48:19
Specs: Windows 7
How do I reinstall strings.dat file to remove the popup that tells me that file is missing or corrupted. Hope you can help me solve this. Thank you.

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#1
January 8, 2014 at 21:51:49
You have more than likely an unwanted program install.

1: AdwCleaner
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
How to download from Softpedia
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http://www.raymond.cc/blog/adwclean...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
Author's site
http://general-changelog-team.fr/en...
Tutorial
http://general-changelog-team.fr/en...
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Clean.
Confirm each time with Ok.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

2: Run Junkware Removal Tool
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
How to download from Softpedia
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
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Download Junkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.
Warning! Once the scan is complete JRT will shut down your browser with NO warning.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Temporarily disable your antivirus and any antispyware real time protection before performing a scan.
Click this link to see a list of security programs that should be disabled and how to disable them.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7/8, right-click JRT and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your Desktop and will automatically open.
Copy and Paste the contents of the JRT.txt log please.

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#2
January 9, 2014 at 09:34:17
Thank you so much for your response. (The pop-up showed up after I wrongly deleted strings.dat). I hoped that file could be easily reinstalled, but because I am not computer saavy, I didn't want to make a mistake doing this. I will definitely save your answers until a relative can follow your instructions correctly for me. Thanks again. ellgee

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#3
January 9, 2014 at 11:41:37
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The point here is that strings.dat is not a valid file so you definitely don't want it back. The error message is wrong and it is usually due to a nasty called "Babylon Toolbar". You need to at least run ADWCleaner (see #1) to clear it or take some other remedial action. Best follow Johnw's advice and get the computer properly clean rather than go for a quick fix.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
January 9, 2014 at 15:17:17
I do appreciate your help on this Derek.....and will make sure that John's and your information is saved for my relative to get this taken care of for me. I will let you each know how this turns out. Thanks for caring. elgee

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