XP Error message Can't find module iasams.dll

October 23, 2010 at 02:24:24
Specs: Windows XP, AMD1900/512
Hi

I have a message appearing immediately after the desktop icons have loaded (Winows XP SP3)
error:
cannot find module iasams.dll
clicking on OK removes the message and the computer appears to function normally in every way.

cannot find any info on this using Google - any suggestions folks ??

Thanks in advance for any help


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#1
October 23, 2010 at 08:14:21
As this error is appearing late in the boot process it is almost certainly being caused by something in the start up folder are the registry Run command.

The thing to do is to disable all start up items and see if the problem goes away. Then re-enable each item in turn till you find which one is causing the problem. You will then need to re-install the offending application.

Stuart


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#2
October 23, 2010 at 10:31:49
"cannot find any info on this using Google - any suggestions folks ??"

In that case it is a form of malware, you can start by trying Malwarebytes and removing all it finds

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#3
October 23, 2010 at 11:08:55
Oh come on, just because it doesn't appear in Google doesn't mean its malware. Of the millions of DLLs that exist, yes millions, you cannot expect Goggle to have information on every one.

The fact that it doesn't appear on a Google search is a pretty good indication that it is not malware.

Stuart


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#4
October 23, 2010 at 14:00:25
'The fact that it doesn't appear on a Google search is a pretty good indication that it is not malware.'

Sorry to have to disagree with you, there is so much malware out there and when a dll cannot be found it is usually pertaining to that...I have to say you are wrong...unless you know the software that that particular dll belongs to. I have been doing malware removal for almost 10 yrs now.

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#5
October 23, 2010 at 15:01:43
We will see. That's if the OP ever comes back and tells us what the problem was.

Stuart


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#6
October 24, 2010 at 02:59:11
Thanks to all posters for help so far.
Full AV scans and Spyware scans reveal nothing. I will try the start up procedure and let you know if that is successful
Julian

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#7
October 24, 2010 at 06:44:08
'Full AV scans and Spyware scans reveal nothing.'

It would be real nice if you let me know what you have tried...that helps to elliminiate the guesswork.
Just as an educated guess, you probably have not run combofix yet, plus there are other good free ones to try also.

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