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Solved: Error message at log on

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Adventomega, Jul 19, 2006.

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  1. Adventomega

    Adventomega Thread Starter

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    Every time I log on to any user account in Windows, it takes forever to start up, then it gives me an error saying:

    "Windows cannot find C:\Docume~1\Alex\Locals~1\Temp\DapRemove.exe. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again..."

    Here's a picture of the error message:

    [​IMG]

    I looked up what the hell DapRemove.exe. Apparently, it's spywear. I must have removed it on my weekly cleaning, since it's only been coming up for about a week.. How do I get rid of this error? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. uhaligani

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    Have a look at RUN/MSconfig and then at the startup tab. Maybe it is automatically starting something on initial boot. Otherwise, also in MsConfig, browse through the services carefully and see if there is a service running there which does not belong.
     
  3. MFDnNC

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    Post a hijack log

    Click here to download HJTsetup.exe:

    http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item5
    Scroll down to the download section

    Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

    Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
    Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
    Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
    Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
    Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
    Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
    DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
     
  4. Tabvla

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    Dapremove.exe is an uninstaller for Download Accelerator Plus, a download manager by SpeedBit software. It will generally appear in a "temp" folder under your "Documents and Settings" folder. This file should only need to run once.

    If you cannot get rid of it by rebooting then visit the speedbit website where they will provide you with instructions.

    http://www.speedbit.com.
     
  5. Adventomega

    Adventomega Thread Starter

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    I tried a clean boot, and it disappeared. But, after the next reboot, it came back. I tried to substitute the file (I took a empty word document, renamed it Dapremove.exe). The next time I rebooted, I got a new error:

    [​IMG]

    To Tabvla: I downloaded that program by accident about a year ago, and uninstalled it at that time. Why would it be asking for that file now?

    To MFDnSC: I will try your idea next. But, could somebody explain what the hell this new error message means?
     
  6. kiwiguy

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    Good grief, what result did you expect?

    You have taken a blank document file, which is a few k of header bytes of info and told Windows its executable code, which it then tries to execute as a program and natuarally gets competely confused, so it gives an error.
     
  7. Tabvla

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    Adventomega,

    This is not a big problem. Speedbit are aware that there is a bug in the code of the DAP uninstaller which sometimes leaves this file on the system. If you visit the Speedbit website you will get all the info you need to resolve the issue.
     
  8. Adventomega

    Adventomega Thread Starter

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    Thank you Tabvla. You were right. I reinstalled DAP, then I uninstalled it with a special uninstaller. Everything works, so thanks again.

    However, to kiwiguy. I'm sorry we can't all be as gifted with Windows as you. However, I am reminded of a lesson I learned in elementary school, "If you have nothing constructive to say, don't say anything." Maybe you missed that lesson , or maybe you just need to learn some manners.
     
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