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Old February 22nd, 2014, 10:53 PM
MAllen5 MAllen5 is offline
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Can anyone please help me get rid of this? Every time I open up my desk top this is what pops up.

There was a problem starting C:\Program Files (x86)\HomeTab\TBUpdater.dll

C:\Program Files (x86)\HomeTab\TBUpdater.dll is not a valid Win32 application
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 11:54 PM
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Welcome to CTH

That error generally is caused by spyware/adware or a browser add on called Certified Toolbar.

Go to Start | Control Panel : Programs and Features

Once populated look for any of the following:

Certified Toolbar
Protected Search

If one or both are listed Highlight then hit uninstall at the top.

If you did have Certified Toolbar then:
  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Advance tab
  • Click on RESET button
  • In the Reset Internet Explorer setting section, check the Delete Personal settings box, then click on Reset
  • When done click Close then OK
Also if you had Certified Toolbar I would download and run AdwCleaner,
when click on on the link it will automatically download

Before running program close all browsers and open programs then double click on the AdwCleaner icon.

Whatever it finds hit the CLEAN button


If this doesn't clean it, then let us know as we will move this over to our Malware removal forum
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 04:28 AM
MAllen5 MAllen5 is offline
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Nope I don't have these Certified Toolbar
Protected Search nor did anything else worked
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Old February 24th, 2014, 01:15 AM
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Welcome to CTH MAllen5,

Let's get a detailed look, then start some repairs.

If the system is Vista/Windows7, when running any of the scan files we use, be sure to right click the file, then select "Run as administrator" to start the scan/tool.

And To make sure you have an accurate view of files there, make sure you can View Hidden Files. Also uncheck "Hide Extensions for Known File Types"

To keep them from interfering with the repairs, be sure to temporarily disable all antivirus/anti-spyware softwares while these steps are being completed. This can usually be done through right clicking the software's Taskbar icons, or accessing each software through Start - Programs. Here are some antivirus disable tips if needed.


Click here and download OldTimer's OTL to your desktop, then click that to open the scan display. At the top click "Scan All Users", then click "Run Scan". Make no other changes at this time.

When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are also saved in the same location as OTL.exe. Post the contents of those back here please.


Download RogueKiller from here to your desktop.

Close all open programs
Remember to right click -> run as administrator, and click the downloaded file.
Wen RogueKiller finises it's opening scan, press the Scan button..
A RKreport.txt will be created in the same location as the RogueKiller file.
If the program is blocked, do not hesitate to try several times. If it really does not work (it could happen), rename it to winlogon.exe, and try again.

Please post the contents of the RKreport.txt.
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