1. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Ask a question and give support. Join the community here.
    TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.
    Ask a question and give support.
    Join the community here, it only takes a minute.
    Dismiss Notice

Bad image error

By alex88athiker
Jan 18, 2009
  1. Okay, just happend to come across SuperAnitSpyware somewher on the internet. Installed and rand it, It gathered a ton of spyware and malware then qurantined and deleted all of it. It then asked me to click ok to restart and it began to power down. Then I ran into trouble when it rebooted. Now every time I reboot (and clicking on most of the icons on my desktop) I get an error message saying...

    Bad Image
    The application or DLL C:\Windows\system32\krwabd.dll in not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

    I get 15 of these in a row, each one says something different in between the \system32\********.dll part of the message.

    So then I found you guys, Signed up for an account and researched the problem. A handful of others experienced the Bad Image error, but I could'nt find a fix. So I proceeded to the 8 steps then made my logs. Here they are and anyone who'll look over them is an awesome person. Thanx guys.

  2. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    I do not recognize that as a valid windows file. You appearantly had a virus that was calling that "krwabd.dll" to run on applcation initialization startup, now that it is gone, it cannot locate it and it is throwing up an error message. trash this in HJT
    O20 - AppInit_DLLs: krwabd.dll egabfv.dll yajatc.dll vsjpno.dll cxshsk.dll svybtl.dll mdyngs.dll vxnnsa.dll agogrk.dll baaawl.dll hshwee.dll eyqfzc.dll fdowkd.dll bznyli.dll iuajue.dll solwxf.dll jwokva.dll dwtlon.dll amtwyj.dll rnkprt.dll zhrmux.dll hropco.dll ksoykn.dll rvyqnf.dll dukkup.dll oneqli.dll jnqtah.dll
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You have two Antivirus softwares running (One is the maximum that can be used only)

    Uninstall Symantec (Norton) Antivirus
    Then run the Norton Removal tool


    Update Avira Antivirus

    Start up Malwarebytes again; Update it first; then run a full scan (remove all found Malwares)
    You need to run this multiple times, until all hidden Malwares are uncovered and removed
  4. alex88athiker

    alex88athiker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sweet. This got rid of the bad image errors. Thanx for taking the time. Just have to kill the rest of this malware now.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...