Jump to content

Change Mode

File Missing


Recommended Posts

Hi, I think I accidently deleted a file from my computer, which I must need as a box comes up every time I log onto my computer, which says: "Error loading w3knet.dll, the specified module could not be found".


I have a Windows XP Compac Presario, I do not have a back up disk and because the computer is out of warranty, Compac will only help for a fee, like $100. Can anyone help me? The computer does run slow, maybe replacing this file will help. Thanks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It could be, but you didn't give the name of the file your anti-virus program picks up. I would give this program a try. Run the update first. This is a trial version. It will still scan and remove after the trial is over, but no automatic updates. Must be done manually, and no realtime protection. But still a good utility.





Link to comment
Share on other sites

Your antivirus or antispyware program removed the file without removing the associated registry entry or entries that run the file.  If you are familiar with the Registry, you can manually remove the data.


Navigate to the key


and delete w3knetwork.


In the key


delete msbb.


See ca.com/us/securityadvisor/pest/pest.aspx?id=6689 for details.


If you are unfamiliar with the Registry, open Notepad and enter these lines








; Deletes msbb


Save the file as msbb_HCU.REG.


Open Notepad and enter these lines








; Deletes w3knetwork


Save the file as w3kn_HLM.REG.


On each user account, right-click msbb_HCU.REG, click Merge, Yes, and OK.  On any administrator's account,  right-click w3kn_HLM.REG, click Merge, Yes, and OK.


Note:  Include the closing comment or press Enter after the - (minus sign), otherwise the entry will not be removed.

Edited by TomGL2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

You have Adware-Web3000



Look in Add/Remove Programs and remove items listed in the above link,



web3000.com <--if found

netsonic <--if found


then delete the files and folders.


Download SUPERAntiSpyware Home Edition (free version)

SUPERAntiSpyware Home Edition (free version)

Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.

It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.


***Close all other browser windows before


  • Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.
  • Click the Scanning Control tab.
  • Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked:

  • Scan for tracking cookie
  • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.

    Please leave the others unchecked.

  • Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.
  • On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software

    click Scan your computer.

  • On the left check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform

    Complete Scan



    Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your


    After the scan is complete a summary box will appear. Click OK.


    Make sure everything in the white box has a check next to it, then click


    It will quarantine what it found and if it asks if you want to reboot, click



    To retrieve the removal information, please do the following:

  • After reboot, double-click the SUPERAntispyware icon on your


    Click Preferences. Click the Statistics/Logs tab.

  • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan



    It will open in your default text editor (such as Notepad/Wordpad).

  • Highlight everything in the notepad, then right-click and choose copy.

    Click close and close again to exit the program.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 years later...



we are the developer of a software platform which is under ongoing patent and trademarks steps with the name WEB3000 and W3K.


It came to our attention, that there was in the time span from 2000 to 2003 another company using the name "WEB3000" which had as intention to spread malware or spyware.


crocon media's complete software products do not contain any of this nor are we in any way related to the former developers and publishers of the WEB3000 malware products.


The old articles about WEB3000 developed by this malware company back from the early 2000's, which to our knowledge does not even exist anymore, does affect us in a very bad way.


Thank you.


Dario Goldsmith

Marketing & Sales

crocon media

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...