Missing dll file

Microsoft Windows xp home edition w/sp2
August 22, 2010 at 20:09:02
Specs: Windows XP, SP 3
I ran a virus scan last night and had a trojan in a file that had to be deleted manually. It is mgccfpuw.dll. Now when I boot up, I get an error message saying that the missing file cannot be loaded - although my PC appears to work okay. I ran a file recovery program but could not find it. Any help? I'm not too computer literate and am not certain what to do. Thanks!

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August 22, 2010 at 20:32:35
There is still something trying to launch the trojan at startup.
It could be something as simple as Windows prefetch.
That is a folder created by windows to access frequently used progs/files at startup.

It is safe to delete the entire contents of the prefetch folder and allow windows to rebuild it.

If that does not resolve the issue you may still have something in the MSCONFIG start list that is trying to launch the nasty, or another hidden part of the infection which needs removal. Antivirus is not the only defence you need these days.

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August 22, 2010 at 21:53:19
I downloaded a reputable registry repair program from CNET, and when I ran a scan, the file appeared along with many others. I clicked "repair", and now my PC does appear to runner smoother. I'm just afraid to boot down in case I can't boot up again! Thanks for your response. It sounds reasonable.

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