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bridge.dll is related to some sort of adware, but there are a few things to try and remedy the issue.

I get a pop up when I boot my laptop with XP PRO. I says it can not find C:\windows\system32\bridge.dll. I also crash to a Blue Screen at random times. Could these be related? How can I fix this?

Bridge.dll is related to adware of some sort, and crashing certainly could result. Here's what I suggest:

  • Visit this thread out at Castlecops discussing bridge.dll, the adware that uses it, and some steps to remove it.

  • Perform a spyware scan. (Make sure the program and spyware definitions are up to date.)

  • Perform a virus scan. (Make sure the program and virus definitions are up to date.)

  • If the crashes persist, run the System File Checker to see if your system was damaged.

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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September 13, 2004 12:27 AM

pl how can i fix this problem as when our computer is booted this message comes on desktop of screen:
Error loading c:\windows\system32\bridge.dll"

looking forward to hear from u soon.

September 13, 2004 9:02 AM

Please read the article you just commented on.

September 17, 2004 3:35 AM

Detailed description how to solve this problem I found in site. follow this link

November 10, 2004 5:49 AM

November 14, 2004 3:01 PM

Follow text below - couldnt find systray but there was another file called RUNDLL that had bridge.exe. YOU NEED TO DELETE that and rest in the below resolution and restart. worked for me!!!

The Bridge.dll is a known spyware component, which is called Adware.WinFavorites at Symantecís Security Response Web pages. Norton AntiVirus would detect it as such, but even if you donít have this on your PC you can get rid of the remaining elements manually. To do this, we suggest booting into Safe mode. Once there, perform a search for the following files and delete them if you find them: bridge.exe, winfavorites.exe, bridge.dll, and bridge.inf.

Now click Start -> Run, type regedit and press [Return]. First browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ explorer \ Browser Helper Objects \ {9C691A33-7DDA-4C2F-BE4C-C176083F35CF}. Right-click the {9C691A33...} entry in the left-hand pane and select Delete. Now browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall \ bridge. Again, right-click the bridge entry and select Delete.

Finally, browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run. In the right-hand pane youíll see a value called systray: right-click this and delete it. This should remove all trace of the adware from your PC and get rid of the message at startup.

February 26, 2005 4:06 PM

save teh following as a bat and run

cd %systemroot%\system32
attrib -h -r -s D2KPAX.DLL
del D2KPAX.bad
attrib -h -r -s BRIDGE.DLL
del BRIDGE.bad
attrib -h -r -s JAC.DLL
ren JAC.DLL JAC.bad
del JAC.bad
attrib -h -r -s MSXSLAB.DLL
del MSXSLAB.bad

May 5, 2005 5:11 AM

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