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#1 Alley Cat

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 00:25

I uninstalled Silverlight, since I did not need it for the photo sharing site anymore.

Since then, every single program I launch gives this error "entry point was not found" msvcrt.dll

I started in safe mode, fixed the Premissions settings. I copied the original DLL from the windows cd, I cannot fix this problem.

I reinstalled Silverlight, problem still here, then installed Visual Basic.

I cannot figure out how to fix this. Its been 4 weeks, I am going nuts.

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#2 spikey_richie

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 00:30

Maxmem.exe is Malware. I just searched Google for it, and AVG stopped me from visiting 2 sites.

Get yourself MalwareBytes and a decent AV program.

#3 OP Alley Cat

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 00:45

Every single program I launch, gives this error: Firefox, WS FTP, Winamp, Perfect World, xfire, Legends of Legends, Libre Office, The GIMP, Skype, Edit Pad, MSN, Steam, Vent, Team Speak.

#4 fhpuqrgrpgvirzhpujbj

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 00:46

Every single program I launch, gives this error: Firefox, WS FTP, Winamp, Perfect World, xfire, Legends of Legends, Libre Office, The GIMP, Skype, Edit Pad, MSN, Steam, Vent, Team Speak.

If it is a virus then they're infected.

#5 Frylock86

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:06

You're going to want to nuke your machine ASAP. Pay attention to your credit cards if you have ordered anything offline recently. Then follow through with at least the last two steps below.

Install Windows 7 :shiftyninja:
Install MSE
Install Firefox w/ Noscript & Adblock



Think back to what you have recently done. Anything shady, avoid doing in the future. If it was just casual browsing, then it is time to follow through with steps 2 and 3 above if anything else.

#6 Mr Nom Nom's

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:29

You're going to want to nuke your machine ASAP. Pay attention to your credit cards if you have ordered anything offline recently. Then follow through with at least the last two steps below.

Install Windows 7 :shiftyninja:
Install MSE
Install Firefox w/ Noscript & Adblock

Think back to what you have recently done. Anything shady, avoid doing in the future. If it was just casual browsing, then it is time to follow through with steps 2 and 3 above if anything else.


Even Firefox isn't a sure thing; no matter which browser you use there will be some vulnerability with the largest being layer 8 (aka the end user). When ever I've fixed up computers in the past, 9/10 you find that what the person has been infected with is the result of social engineering rather than brut force cracking a system.

#7 Farstrider

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:49

Maxmem is a switch in Windows XP and some viruses can disguise themselves as this process! If a program accessing the Msvcrt.dll is unable to find the procedure entry point in the file, you may receive error messages! What actually happens on boot, anything at all or nothing..

What happens when you restart your PC, have you checked for viruses and malware? What Antivirus program do you have installed on your PC? What service pack? SP3 with all the latest updates I hope!

I see it looks like you have tried this already:

Boot your system using the Windows XP installation CD.
On the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to access the Recovery Console.
In case you have more than one operating system installed on your PC, then you will have to select the number key that corresponds to the operating system you wish to repair.
Logon to the system as an administrator.
In the Recovery Console screen, type the commands listed below. Press Enter after each command to execute them.
cd system32
ren msvcrt.dll msvcrt.bak
X:
cd \i386
expand msvcrt.dl_ Y:\windows\system32
exit

Note: X here represents the drive letter of your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive and Y stands for the drive in which Windows is installed.

#8 Frylock86

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 02:10

Even Firefox isn't a sure thing; no matter which browser you use there will be some vulnerability with the largest being layer 8 (aka the end user). When ever I've fixed up computers in the past, 9/10 you find that what the person has been infected with is the result of social engineering rather than brut force cracking a system.


True, but Adblock blocks anything that could come through hijacked ads, and NoScript prevents any kind of script from running unless it's a white listed page. It pretty much eliminates all chances except user error.

#9 OP Alley Cat

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 06:12

I downloaded maxmem from the AnalogX website. Been using maxmem for many years now.

I run F Secure antivirus and Peerblock.

My hosts file will block most known malware networks along with Open DNS.

Anti spyware programs: SuperANTISPYWARE and Malaware Malwarebytes and GMER. I have not seen a virus and spyware warning in 3 months.

#10 Hum

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 10:05

I would run an Error Check on your Windows hard drive --- it may fix the missing system files.

#11 Gerowen

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 10:14

You could use a BartPE CD with your choice of anti-malware loaded to clean your drive from outside the installed OS.

You could also use any of a number of Linux distros that have LiveCDs to do the same thing. There's Linux versions of Avast and a couple other Windows anti-virus programs complete with GUIs. Just make sure you've got plenty of RAM as it may take a bit to run the LiveCD and install an anti-virus with updates using only your RAM.

#12 kryten

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 15:08

In a command prompt, type the following: regsvr32 msvcrt.dll :rolleyes:

#13 OP Alley Cat

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 17:21

I guess I will be nuking my HDD.

This is not the first time I tried to register the DLL from cmd prompt.
But first time I seen this message:
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#14 +BudMan

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:06

"I copied the original DLL from the windows cd, I cannot fix this problem."

And was your CD on the same SP level as your install?

The file is not really on the CD you would have to have done an
expand msvcrt.dl_

And booting into safe mode is not going to cut it to replace a system DLL, you going to have to boot from recovery console, etc.

#15 PsychoDoughBoy

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:13

I guess I will be nuking my HDD.

This is not the first time I tried to register the DLL from cmd prompt.
But first time I seen this message:
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It's not an ActiveX DLL, so registering isn't going to work.



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