Hello again, Dyrol.
The first thing I did was type the name of the file "HBHOSTOL.DLL"
From the second result [ http://winforums.org/viewthread.php?tid=2590
], you can see that somebody else has had this problem although when
using Kazaa, which is based on Internet Explorer.
Outlook Express, Outlook (Office) and many other Windows programs use
the IE code as well.
From the above forum result, the advice given is that this
"hbhostol.dll" belongs to a program called "Hotbar" [
http://hotbar.com/site/abouthotbar/whatis.htm ], a browser extension.
It may be that you chose to install the program or it may have
installed itself via Internet Explorer when browsing.
To remove the program follow these instructions:
- Go to CNET Download.com, download and run the Spybot Search &
This popular program will scan your PC for any "adware" or malicious
Make sure that you read the documentation before use.
(Definition of "Adware")
- To prevent these programs from installing again without your
permission, open Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu then click on
Go to Advanced then under the Browsing part near the top, untick
"Enable Install on Demand (Other)" and "Enable third-party browser
If you still get errors after removing the program, try repairing the
installation of Internet Explorer and Outlook Express by going to the
Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, select IE/OE6 and click
Simply select "Repair" to make IE check for altered and corrupted
Related Google searches:
"what is adware"