RunDLL error

I have an ASUS laptop that runs Windows 7. Lately, I keep getting 3 error messages every time I start the computer, saying:

"RunDLL - There was a problem starting C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON\-1\System\SysMenu.dll"

I called Microsoft customer support. They said there was a virus on my pc, but that they'd charge about $200 to remove it - almost half what I paid for the pc to begin with. Can anyone suggest an alternate solution?


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Microsoft MVP
Use SysInternals AutoRuns "Logon" tab - see if you can spot the entry and disable it (un-check the box)

Download AutoRuns from Microsoft TechNet -

When executing AutoRuns, RIGHT-click; select "Run as Administrator"

Regards. . .


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