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    Error at Start Up

    Hi All,

    I hope that someone can help me here. Whenever I start up my laptop I get an error message stating that I am missing this file:

    C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\M3PLUGIN.DLL

    I hit "OK" and it seems to operate fine, but its annoying and I am wondering what to do to make it go away. I alos wonder if its something important.

    TIA for any advice any of you can give me.

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    It appears to be from "My Web Search" which a few anti-spyware applications deem it to be spyware.
    Logic without the fatal effects.
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    All that's happening is Windows is trying to load this file on startup, but it has been removed, either by you or an anti-malware.

    That said, it looks like you'll need to manually remove the registry entry that refers to this file. You can try ccleaner (free) or do it yourself.

    To do it yourself, open regedit (Start > Run > type 'regedit' (no quotes) and hit enter) and go to Edit > Find, type M3PLUGIN.DLL into the search box and start searching for it, when you find it, right-click the entry and select delete. Keep searching until regedit says it can't find it anymore and reboot.

    In the future, click only the X on the top right corner of pop-ups you receive while browsing the web, and for the love of Pete, do not install anything that offers itself via a pop-up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushiku View Post
    In the future, click only the X on the top right corner of pop-ups you receive while browsing the web, and for the love of Pete, do not install anything that offers itself via a pop-up!
    Rush, thank you. That did it.

    I don't accept pop-ups at all let alone install any of their junk. Not sure how it snuck in, but thank you again!


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