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When I start my desktop it gives me an error about BackgroundContainer.dll

There was a problem starting c:\Users\Ventsislav\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll

The specified module could not be found.

How do I get rid of it?

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Also this can be easily removed using hijackthis.. windowstechinfo.com/2014/03/… – Aravinda Jan 29 at 9:42

I didn't find any entries relating to this in the registry, but I did find it in Task Scheduler.

  • Open Control Panel
  • Open Administrative Tools
  • Open Task Scheduler
  • Click on Task Scheduler Library
  • Scroll through the list until you find BackgroundContainer
  • Right click on the entry
  • Click on Delete on the menu that pops up.
  • Close all windows, reboot computer

The result is no more error on start up.

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This was a malware. It was removed by your AntiVirus Scanner, but the registry entries are still present to start the malware at startup.

Start regedit.exe and search (F3 or CTRL+F) for BackgroundContainer.dll and delete all entries you find.

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I actually had two popups. Doing Buffy's answer and then this answer got rid of both of them! – Bryce Sandlund Feb 3 '14 at 4:34
  1. Press Windows Key + R
  2. In run dialog, type regedit and press Enter
  3. Go to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  4. Delete BackgroundContainer.dll
  5. Reboot PC
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