Error message on my comp

  • Scorpio
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Post 3+ Months Ago

when I start up my computer, I get a Error loading: C:\Windows\system32\bridge.dll

If you have not figured it out I am not good with windows (XP) . I would like to know if this is a serious error or if it is nothing and for me just to ignore it .?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

A bit of Googling brought up the tidbit of info that appears to relate to the file in question. It looks to be a piece of Adware or Spyware. A HiJack This log points to BHO Browser Helper Object, I'd advise running Spyware Search & Destroy on your system to check for any of these files. An alternative to Spybot is Adaware which is also a good program.
Here are links to both programs:
[/url]http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html[url] - Spybot
[/url]http://www.lavasoft.de/[url] - Adaware
To remove it from startup. Use
Start -> Run -> msconfig
Look under the Startup tab for a rundll32 entry that points to bridge.dll. untick the box next to it and that should stop it from bringing up the error message.

Alkatr0z

PS though two webpages both pointed to different Spyware programs it appears the concensus is spyware, in addition you have presumably been running your computer for awhile with no problems with that error message showing up everytime you start up.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Agreed. the bridge.dll is probably an adware proggie. (I've seen this one before) You can mask the error by elliiminating the bridge proggy from your startup progrms by going to Start|run and type msconfig. In the startup tab uncheck anything to do with bridge

As a side note the Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy programs mentionded elsewhere at OZZU should remove this.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi

Best way to solve this problem is getting and running " HiJACK THIS program.
Download at :
http://www.spychecker.com/download/down ... kthis.html

Let us know if it works.

Cheers
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks for all the advice. I didnt even think about googling , should have been the first think i did, oh well. I think I got it fixed now .

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