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I have a laptop where after running Malwarebytes I started receiving errors claiming 'Bad image', all referencing to 'zipfldr.dll'. I tried running Adwcleaner, Combofix and Hitman Pro to no avail, and am still receiving these errors. The laptop had a selection of trojans, and at least one backdoor, and the police virus. I was wondering if there was a fix for this issue, as I can find people with similar issues, but no working soloutions in my case.


Thanks in advance for any help.


FRST Log: FRST.txt


Addition: Addition.txt

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Download attached fixlist.txt file (end of reply) and save it to the Desktop, or the folder you saved FRST into.

NOTE. It's important that both FRST and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.


Run FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.

The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt) or the folder it was ran from. Please post it to your reply.




Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, from the Dashboard please Check for Updates by clicking the Update Now... link

When the update completes select > Settings > Detection and Protection > Enable Scan for rootkit and Under Non Malware Protection set both PUP and PUM to Treat detections as malware.



Click on the SCAN button and run a Threat Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by clicking the Scan Now>> button.


When the scan is complete, if there have been detections, click Apply Actions to allow MBAM to clean what was detected.



In most cases, a restart will be required.



Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.



When the scan is completed from the main GUI click on History > Application Logs. Find your Scan log, the date when run will identify it. Checkmark "select" box > then hit the "view" button. The history log window will open. At the bottom of that window are two options, "Copy to clipboard" and "Export"

Select > "Copy to clipboard" that copies the full log to the windows clipboard, so at your reply you right click into the text field and select "Paste" the log is pasted (copied) to  your reply.




Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.

Double click on Adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan
Once the scan is done, click on the Clean button. <<<--- Ensure this option is completed
You will get a prompt asking to close all programs. Click OK.
Click OK again to reboot your computer.
A text file will open after the restart. Please post the content of that logfile in your reply.
You can also find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[sn].txt. Where n in the scan reference number




thisisujrt.gif Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts. (re-enable when done)
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.




Download Microsoft's " Malicious Software Removal Tool" and save direct to the desktop

Ensure to get the correct version for your system....

32 Bit version:


64 Bit version:



Right click on the Tool, select “Run as Administrator” the tool will expand to the options Window

In the "Scan Type" window, select Quick Scan

Perform a scan and  Click Finish when the scan is done.

Retrieve the MSRT log as follows, and post it in your next reply:


1) Select the Windows key and R key together to open the "Run" function

2) Type or Copy/Paste the following command to the "Run Line" and Press Enter:


notepad c:\windows\debug\mrt.log




Download Security Check by screen317 from either of the following:

http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/SecurityCheck.exe or http://screen317.changelog.fr/SecurityCheck.exe

Save it to your Desktop. (If your security alerts either accept the alert, or turn the security off while Secuirity Check runs)
Double click SecurityCheck.exe (Vista or Windows 7/8 users right click and select "Run as Administrator") and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. Press any key when asked.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.

If Security Check will not run or you get an alert saying it is not supported, Re-boot your PC then try again...


Let me see those logs, also give an update on any remaining issues or concerns...









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I have gone through all the steps provided. Unfortunately, I am still getting the same error. I forgot to mention the other issue I am having with the laptop which is that it will only connect to the internet via ethernet, wireless claims local only access.



MBAM Log: MBAM Log.txt

AdwCleaner log (Ran before posting here): AdwCleanerS0.txt

AdwCleaner log (Ran as per instruction): AdwCleanerS1.txt

Junk Removal Tool Log: JRT.txt

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool log: mrt.log

Security Check: checkup.txt


Thank you for the fast response.

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The bad image issue (HPWAmain.exe) is related to HP Wireless Assistant, I assume that is software originally installed on your laptop, if you can uninstall/reinstall that may fix the wireless problem.


If you do not have access to software to re-install, probably just uninstall and leave it at that, disconnect the wired connection and re-boot the system. Windows will see the wireless card and attribute its own driver..


Let me know if there any remaining issues or concerns...



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Sadly the bad image error is occurring for multiple services other than the HP Wireless assistant.


Other examples of services which show up with 'Bad error' are: SynTPEnh.exe, reader_sl.exe, notepad.exe when attempting to save (It still allows me to save, though the error still pops up), and jusched.exe when Java's update software starts.


I uninstalled the wireless assistant and am still having issues with the wireless connectivity.

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Go to the following link: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html scroll to "Option Two" and follow those instructions to run CHKDSK, use the following switch :-

chkdsk C: /R

When chkdsk completes go to this link: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/96938-check-disk-chkdsk-read-event-viewer-log.html follow the instructions to get the log, post to next reply...


Close all windows, Select > start icon > all programs > accessories > Right click on "command prompt" > select > Run as administrator > ok any alerts > at the command prompt type or copy and paste sfc /scannow > then tap enter. When finished type exit Tap enter, re-boot your PC.

***Note the space between sfc and /scannow.

To get report, open elevated command promt type or copy and paste:

findstr /c:"[sR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

Post those logs,


Do the bad image errors clear?

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Run the following, I would like confirmation we are not dealing with malware/infection issue....


1.Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from this link:




2. Unzip the File to a convenient location. (Recommend the Desktop)

3. Open the folder where the contents were unzipped to run mbar.exe




4. Double-click on the mbar.exe file, you may receive a User Account Control prompt asking if you are sure you wish to allow the program to run. Please allow the program to run and MBAR will now start to install any necessary drivers that are required for the program to operate correctly. If a rootkit is interfering with the installation of the drivers you will see a message that states that the DDA driver was not installed and that you should reboot your computer to install it. You will see this image:




5. If you receive this message, please click on the Yes button and Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit will now restart your computer. Once the computer is rebooted and you login, MBAR will automatically start and you will now be at the start screen. (If no Rootkit warning you will go from step 4 to 6.)


6. The following image opens, select Next.




7. The following image opens, select Update




8. When the update completes select Next.




9. In the following window ensure "Targets" are ticked. Then select "Scan"




10. If an infection is found select the "Cleanup Button" to remove threats, Reboot if prompted. Wait while the system shuts down and the cleanup process is performed.




11. Perform another scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to verify that no threats remain. If they do, then click "Cleanup Button" once more and repeat the process.

12. If no threats were found you will see the following image, Select Exit:




13. Verify that your system is now running normally, making sure that the following items are functional:


      Internet access
      Windows Update
      Windows Firewall


14.  If there are additional problems with your system, such as any of those listed above or other system issues, then run the 'fixdamage' tool included within Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit folder.


15. Select "Y" from your Keyboard, tap Enter.


16. The fix will be applied, select any key to Exit.


17. Let me know how your system now responds. Copy and paste the two following logs from the mbar folder:


System - log

Mbar - log   Date and time of scan will also be shown





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