Forgive me, I looked at that wrong.
iedll is a program.
Again, I've never encountered something like this. I do see a fix, but I'm not exactly sure what iedll is used for.
Here's the link if you are interested.http://www.computing.net/windows95/w...um/147763.html
With MUCH thanks to Rick from "The MacKinzie Family" (who sent me a copy of iedll.exe for examination) and Galen (aka KGIII and GotRoot etc) who took pity on me, decompiled the file and told me what it does........
Its a BHO ("browser helper object"), affecting Internet Explorer, that tries to write to the registry "..looks like a fragmented version of SearchBar.."
The problem: error message when starting Windows - " C:\\windows\\IEDLL.EXE\\ file appears to be corrupt. Reinstall the file and try again."
Search engine/option hijackings:
global-finder.com (in the registry as out.true-counter.com/.../?344012
coolwebsearch (appearing in the registry as approvedlinks.com/hp.htm
) (coolwebsearch is also mentioned HERE)
The cleanup: Use Task Manager (ctrl, alt, del) to make sure iedll.exe is not running. If it is, shut it down. Rename iedll.exe to iedll.old.
Export then delete the following registry keys:
HKCU\\Software\\Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\Main\\Search Bar
HKCU\\Software\\Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\Main\\Search Page
HKLM\\Software\\Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\Main\\Search Bar
HKCU\\Software\\Microsoft\\Internet Connection Wizard\\Shellnext
HKLM\\Software\\Microsoft\\Internet Connection Wizard\\Shellnext
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run [iedll] C:\\WINDOWS\\iedll.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run [loader] C:\\WINDOWS\\LOADER.EXE
NOTE: Loader.exe can be a legitimate Windows file. Do NOT delete or rename the file - just delete the entry above from the registry!!
It looks like the link I sent you has a link to a program that does this for you?