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  1. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit 1804 17134
       14 Apr 2018 #1

    need dkstoj.dll


    When I start my computer I get a message that a file, dkstoj.dll is missing. How can I get a copy of it? I already have the folder address for it.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       14 Apr 2018 #2

    That is not the name of any known windows dll. It is more likely that it is something malware is trying (and failing) to load.

    ...I already have the folder address for it.
    What is it? That may give us a clue as to its purpose (be it malicious or benign).
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  3.    15 Apr 2018 #3

    The only place besides your post I can find this mentioned is in a malware detection thread at Geeks to Go: malware stopped all process of antivirus protection - Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal. That's not a good sign, either. Time to start a virus/malware hunt, indeed.
    --Ed--
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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       15 Apr 2018 #4

    EdTittel said: View Post
    The only place besides your post I can find this mentioned is in a malware detection thread at Geeks to Go ... That's not a good sign, either. Time to start a virus/malware hunt, indeed.
    --Ed--
    @chuckp, that's what I was afraid of (thanks Ed for finding that). @simrick is one of the best 'malware hunters' round these parts.
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  5. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit 1804 17134
    Thread Starter
       17 Apr 2018 #5

    Thanks all. I think I'll work on some better security.
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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       17 Apr 2018 #6

    chuckp said: View Post
    Thanks all. I think I'll work on some better security.
    @chuckp, as a first step, having had something nasty already get on your PC, you should scan for malware.

    Be aware that some so-called 'scanners' are nothing more that malware themselves. Read these forums to find the ones that others have recommended and used before, and then only download from the original author's site. AdwScanner is one such scanner, get it from Malwarebytes here...

    https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
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  7.    18 Apr 2018 #7

    Hi.
    Bree and Ed are correct; you've got some infection running/trying to run on there, and it's calling for that malicious DLL file, and not finding it; therefore the error.

    I might suggest performing these steps, as there may be a Rootkit involved in this one:

    RKILL
    Download RKill
    Try the "download now" version. If your system can't run it, try the one named iExplore.exe (to fool the infection). Failing that, try the unsigned one, etc.
    Please post the resulting log.

    ADWCleaner
    Downloads - AdwCleaner - ToolsLib
    Scan then clean. Reboot. Please post the logs.

    RKILL (again, because everything RKILL does is undone by a reboot)

    Malwarebytes Antimalware - be sure to tick the box for Rootkit detection.
    Free Anti-Malware & Malware Removal | Malwarebytes
    Post a copy of the log if it finds anything.

    Finally, an ESET online scan for the "all-clear".
    Free Virus Scan | Online Virus Scan from ESET ESET

    All tools are free.
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  8.    19 Apr 2018 #8

    Thanks, Simrick: As usual, you've got the drill down to the point where help becomes a distinct possibility, rather than a fond hope. Keep up the good work, please!
    --Ed--
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