Windows start up error message

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Hi can somebody please help me with this, it would be greatly appreciated.

I have a Windows XP Home Edition, on a laptop with Pentium 4 processor and the latest Norton anti-virus.

Each time I start-up my laptop, after I have logged in to my username, the following error message appears.

Error Loading C:/Windows/System32/Bridge.dll

The specified module could not be found

I think this is because I had a virus once and this was infected and so as a result it got deleted, and I have now gotten rid of that virus scanner and got Norton.

What I need to know is:
1)What does this mean?
2)What are the effects of this/what does it do?
3)Should I be worried?
4)How can I fix this?

thanks for your help in advance
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Here's what I found out about bridge.dll. Apparently, it's part of the Adware.WinFavorites. Here's a link with info and removal instructions...

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/av ... rites.html

I would guess that this particular adware prog is trying to run at startup and can't find bridge.dll.
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thanks for the reply, phew I thought it was something serious that might have affected my computer.

once again thanks.
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You're welcome. I would recommend getting Ad-Aware to scan/remove this. That is, if you don't have it or another similar program.

Good Luck,
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JrzyCrim wrote:
You're welcome. I would recommend getting Ad-Aware to scan/remove this. That is, if you don't have it or another similar program.

Good Luck,


Actually it appears that it was removed, but the reg key for run wasn't deleted.

Follow the manual removal instructions in part 4. Deleting the values from the registry in the link JrzyCrim provided and the error will go away.

Bridge is usually also going to come with Ncase spyware/adware crap, so be aware of that. If you find you have spyware from ncase, they do actually provide a removal tool you can download and it does work and will get rid of it.
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oh I see, yea getting rid of the error message would help since I find it very annoying.

Oh by the way I do have Ad-Aware 6.0 as well as the latest XoftSpy, which I think is better at removing various uncecessary files that can be used as spyware, just thought I'd let you know.

Thanks for your help

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