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    RegSvr32 problem

    Recently upgraded a friends' Windows 7 laptop to Win10. Ever since, upon startup, we get a RegSvr32 box on the Desktop and now there are two.
    I have looked extensively on the Web for answers, found many but none have worked so far. Any Lounge readers have the solution for me?
    The module C:\ProgramData\VikiQebq\Vikiebq.dat failed to load.
    Have spent much time already so looking for the answer here.
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    Dell Inspiron N7010
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    It doesn't appear to be part of the OS. Navigate to the file. Open VikiQebq and it may give you an idea of what its associated with. Check Start-Up in the Task Manager and disable any unrecognized programs one at a time and if the message stops, you've found the culprit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by discman2392
    The module C:\ProgramData\VikiQebq\Vikiebq.dat failed to load.
    That looks suspiciously like the sort of random names created by malware in an attempt to avoid detection.

    What AV/antimalware is in use on the laptop? Have you carried out any scans?

    Hope this helps...

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    regsvr32 processes

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Corbett View Post
    That looks suspiciously like the sort of random names created by malware in an attempt to avoid detection.

    What AV/antimalware is in use on the laptop? Have you carried out any scans?

    Hope this helps...

    Thank you calimanco, just couldn't think of what to do but your suggestion to check out task manager worked. Checked that out, found a couple of strange sounding tasks, stopped them, that worked.

    Rick Corbett, first thing I did was a scan with Defender and Malwarbytes which found nothing.

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    I suggest you use an additional AV scanner, in addition to Defender.

    The C:\ProgramData\VikiQebq\Vikiebq.dat file may be just a data file but if you right-click on the 'strange sounding tasks' in Task Manager and choose Open file location then it may help to show what/where the executable is.

    Hope this helps...
    Last edited by Rick Corbett; 2016-10-13 at 11:56.

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    Stopping the processes stopped the messages, thanks.

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