How do I remove RUNDLL error loading message c:\windows\arekekegas.dll ?? Please help!!__runing Windows XP Home

How do I remove RUNDLL error loading message  c:\windows\arekekegas.dll  ??  Please help!!

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Chances are high that this is a malware file. Either you uninstalled the malware program or your antivirus/antispyware program did. In any case, a reference was left to the file in Startup. You can remove the reference by managing your Startup.

Because you had one piece of malware, the chances are also high that you had others. It would be a good idea to scan. I recommend downloading and installing MalwareBytes' Antimalware (MBAM) fromhttp://www.malwarebytes.org . The program is free. (There is a paid version but you don't need to buy it to remove malware.) For more thorough scanning steps seehttp://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

Manage Startup (Make sure you do the malware scanning first!):

(for XP) Start>Run>msconfig [enter]

This brings up the System Configuration Utility. Look on the Startup tab and find the probable culprit. Uncheck the box next to its name, Apply and OK out. You don't need to restart immediately, but the next time you do you'll get a dialog saying you've used the Utility. Just tick the box that says in effect, "don't bother me about this again".

How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/?id=310560

The free Autoruns program is very useful for managing your Startup - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx

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A "Cannot find...", "Cannot start..., "Cannot load...". "Could not run..." Cannot run" "Error loading..." or
"specific module could not be found" message at startup is usually related to malware that was set to run at startup but
the referenced file(s) has been deleted after a malware scan leaving behind a registry entry pointing to a file
that does not exist.  

It could be from a malicious software removal or an uninstalled application.  The entry may have a curious
looking name since it was probably generated at random when the malware was installed.

Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it since the file was mostly likely removed during a scan
for malicious software. However, an associated orphaned startup parameter or registry entry remains and is telling
Windows to load the file when you boot up or login.

You need to remove the referenced entry so Windows stops trying to run the file. It may or may not be in the
registry.  Autoruns (see below) will find the item no matter where it is.  

If you just locate and uncheck the item in msconfig, that disables the item but does not remove the reference to
the bogus startup item from your computer.   The msconfig program is not a startup manager, it is a troubleshooting
tool.  Disabling things in msconfig to put a stop to the messages and thinking your problem is resolved is short
sighted and leaves behind a sloppy XP configuration.

If you are comfortable editing the registry you can search for and remove the reference from or remove it using a
popular third party tool called Autoruns.  

Before making any changes to your registry by hand or with third party tools, be sure to make a backup of the registry
first. There is no undo or quit without saving option in regedit.

Here is a link to a popular registry backup tool:

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/erunt.html

Autoruns does not install anything on your computer.  It will display all of the startup locations where the reference
might be so you can disable it or delete it completely.  Here is the download link for Autoruns:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

Launch Autoruns.exe and wait for it to finish populating the list of entries.

When Autoruns is finished scanning your system, it will say "Ready" at the bottom left corner.  Autoruns can be a
little intimidating at first if you have never see it before since it displays a lot of information.  You are really
only interested in a couple sections.

The problem item is usually in the usually the system startup or user startup entries so click the Logon tab
and locate the entry.

Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.

If you don't find it in the Logon tab, look for it in the Everything tab.

Right-click on the offending entry and choose to delete it.  If you are not sure what it is, you can disable it,
reboot and if the issue is resolved, then delete the offending entry.  If you don't see it in Autoruns you may
have to edit the registry and remove the item from the Startup folder there.  Autoruns should display the same
information though.

Since you had or have an infection, follow up with this:

Perform some scans for malicious software, then fix any remaining issues:

Download, install, update and do a full scan with these free malware detection programs:

Malwarebytes (MBAM):  http://malwarebytes.org/
SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS):  http://www.superantispyware.com/

They can be uninstalled later if desired.

Reboot your computer and troubleshoot remaining issues.
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This is not so much a reply but more like a question since i'm having quite the same problem.The offending software in question is mobogenie.My antivirus program Avast detected nengine.dll in a folder called newnext.me and reported it as malware and moved it to its chest.After that i uninstall mobogenie using CCleaner and that's when it hits me because everytime my computer boots up,Windows keep giving me an error message :

RUN DLL "There was a problem starting c:\users\username\appdata\roaming\newnext.me\nengine.dll.The specified module could not be found." 

I then manually deleted the mobogenie folder(cut and moved to the temp folder).I've tried looking for any vestige of it in the registry but couldn't find any except a 'default entry with no value' which looks mighty suspicious to me.

Any help is highly appreciated,thanks.

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you might want to post in the proper forum this is xp and with an \appdata\roaming, it appears you may have vista or win 7, please start your own thread in one of those forums

just go to top of page and click on Participate, then click on ask a question, and go from there.

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please read the reply by A.User july 2010 and then post back
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This totally worked for me. Thank you. That nasty start up DLL is totally gone. Autoruns was very easy to use and it clearly showed me where my problem was. Thank you.

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