Version: Audacity 2.0.3.
Windows edition: Windows 7 Home Premium. Service Pack 1
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Company
Rating: 4.1 Windows Experience Index (the limiting factor is graphics)
Processor: AMD Phenom™ II X4 925 Processor 2.80 Ghz
Installed memory (RAM): 8.00 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System
My objective: Get rid of this problem.
The following sequence of events describe when the problem occurred; what I have done to handle
it; and how the problem has changed during that sequence, EXCEPT I do not know whether item 1 or
2 occurred first. Everything else is in exact time sequence.
I upgraded from 2.0 to 2.0.3.
081313: Norton software found and quarantined a backdoor Trojan called idqbe32.dll.
Since then, until item 7 below, I have gotten this warning box upon
startup. Yes, the missing file has the same name as the backdoor Trojan
A Norton chat and Windows updates of 081413 failed to correct the problem.
Malwarebytes Antimalware found and corrected plenty on my computer, but not this problem.
Working with Microsoft Community forums, MSCONFIG enabled me to narrow the problem down. I
ultimately found that, while there was no file named “idqbe32.dll” on my computer, there was one
and only one file with a similar name. It was called “idqbe32.2”, and it was the ONLY file in the
Audacity folder (C:UsersaaaamiltAppDataLocalAudacity).
082713: I copied that file to another folder; changed its name to “idqbe32.dll”; and moved it
back to Audacity folder. Since then the problem has persisted except that I get a different
warning box -
. Occasionally my computer does not finish
booting at all, and I must turn it off and start in Safe Mode.