Try some manual cleaning: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_c.htm#cleanup
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"Ericson" <Ericson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Thanks for your replies....
> My computer recently had a virus. My AVG detected the virus but couldn't
> remove it. Therefore, i went online to scan my computer, i used
> online scan which is free, it found the virus and it first disinfected it
> then deleted. When that was successfull, i rebooted my computer and each
> program that starts up in the system tray, the same message always shows
> " This application has failed to start bercause mshovy.dll was not found.
> Re-installing th application may fix this problem." This message shows up
> either when i open Notepad, or calculator or any program. But each program
> stills opens after i click on OK when the error message comes up.
> I've scanned my computer for malware using malwarebytes program and still
> same problem comes up.
> "Tim Meddick" wrote:
>> You should include what makes you think you are missing this file in the
>> first place.
>> If it is because of an error message after booting into Windows saying
>> that this file
>> could not be found, then the most common cause of this sort of thing is,
>> as spoken of
>> by the previous respondent, malware, that has been subsequently cleaned
>> off your
>> system - therefore Windows cannot find it!
>> If this is the case, then you are looking for a file that is viral and
>> seeking to
>> replace that back on to your system!
>> In any case, you should give more information as to what led you to thing
>> of this
>> file as "missing" in the beginning...
>> Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London.
>> "Ericson" <Ericson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > Hi,
>> > I'm looking for a dll file named: mshovy.dll
>> > I've looked on google to no avail. Anyone know a program that
>> > corresponds to
>> > this file? Thanks.