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Windows 7: x86 Programs Not Working

29 Apr 2011   #11
moarxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Just looked into things a bit more and apparently the Warning in event viewer (Custom dynamic link libraries are being loaded for every application. The system administrator should review the list of libraries to ensure they are related to trusted applications.) is being caused by guard64.dll which is a COMODO file. I still have no clue of what the actual Warning means or if it has anything to do with this.

The scan seems like its going to take at least another 2 hours or so unless it speeds up.


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29 Apr 2011   #12
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moarxx View Post
Just looked into things a bit more and apparently the Warning in event viewer (Custom dynamic link libraries are being loaded for every application. The system administrator should review the list of libraries to ensure they are related to trusted applications.) is being caused by guard64.dll which is a COMODO file. I still have no clue of what the actual Warning means or if it has anything to do with this.

The scan seems like its going to take at least another 2 hours or so unless it speeds up.

That file is related to a lot of malware and scamware.

Do you have any COMODO software on your machine? If you are not using the COMODO firewall, then that is almost certainly the malware.

Also, using more than one anti-virus program on your machine can have strange effects.

Regards....Mike Connor
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29 Apr 2011   #13
moarxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moarxx View Post
Just looked into things a bit more and apparently the Warning in event viewer (Custom dynamic link libraries are being loaded for every application. The system administrator should review the list of libraries to ensure they are related to trusted applications.) is being caused by guard64.dll which is a COMODO file. I still have no clue of what the actual Warning means or if it has anything to do with this.

The scan seems like its going to take at least another 2 hours or so unless it speeds up.

That file is related to a lot of malware and scamware.

Do you have any COMODO software on your machine?

Regards....Mike Connor
Yes, I'm using COMODO Firewall with Defense+
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29 Apr 2011   #14
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moarxx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moarxx View Post
Just looked into things a bit more and apparently the Warning in event viewer (Custom dynamic link libraries are being loaded for every application. The system administrator should review the list of libraries to ensure they are related to trusted applications.) is being caused by guard64.dll which is a COMODO file. I still have no clue of what the actual Warning means or if it has anything to do with this.

The scan seems like its going to take at least another 2 hours or so unless it speeds up.

That file is related to a lot of malware and scamware.

Do you have any COMODO software on your machine?

Regards....Mike Connor
Yes, I'm using COMODO Firewall with Defense+
You wrote that you were using Avast. You can not use two antivirus programs at the same time. I would suggest you uninstall the COMODO applications, and see if that solves the problem.

I would further advise you to use Microsoft Security Essentials instead of this other stuff.

You can use "on-demand" scanners like malwarebytes etc any time, but you must not use more than one antivirus program.

Regards....Mike Connor
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29 Apr 2011   #15
moarxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ok, just figured something out. Even though I'm currently using an Administrator account, right clicking Firefox and "Running As Administrator" seems to allow it to start correctly. Same goes for other 32-bit programs. UAC still seems to be asking for permission every time I launch the programs though disabling it still doesn't seem to fix the issue. I still have to "Run As Administrator" to get anything to start correctly.

Quote:
You wrote that you were using Avast. You can not use two antivirus programs at the same time. I would suggest you uninstall the COMODO applications, and see if that solves the problem.

I would further advise you to use Microsoft Security Essentials instead of this other stuff.

You can use "on-demand" scanners like malwarebytes etc any time, but you must not use more than one antivirus program.

Regards....Mike Connor
Avast is an anti-virus/real time scanner, COMODO is a firewall/HIPS. I'm not using COMODO's anti-virus program so they don't conflict with each other.
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29 Apr 2011   #16
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moarxx View Post
Ok, just figured something out. Even though I'm currently using an Administrator account, right clicking Firefox and "Running As Administrator" seems to allow it to start correctly. Same goes for other 32-bit programs. UAC still seems to be asking for permission every time I launch the programs though disabling it still doesn't seem to fix the issue. I still have to "Run As Administrator" to get anything to start correctly.

Quote:
You wrote that you were using Avast. You can not use two antivirus programs at the same time. I would suggest you uninstall the COMODO applications, and see if that solves the problem.

I would further advise you to use Microsoft Security Essentials instead of this other stuff.

You can use "on-demand" scanners like malwarebytes etc any time, but you must not use more than one antivirus program.

Regards....Mike Connor
Avast is an anti-virus/real time scanner, COMODO is a firewall/HIPS. I'm not using COMODO's anti-virus program so they don't conflict with each other.
Whatever. Let's see if the scan comes up with anything.

However that turns out, I would uninstall the Comodo stuff and see if that solves the problem.

You have either firewall or permissions errors, or both.

Regards....Mike Connor
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29 Apr 2011   #17
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Also, you need to read this;

Dark side of COMODO...

Regards....Mike Connor
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29 Apr 2011   #18
moarxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Also, you need to read this;

Dark side of COMODO...

Regards....Mike Connor
Yeah, I've heard some bad things about COMODO over the years but never had any real issues so I just continued to use their software. I was just trying to uninstall COMODO (to see if its the culprit) but its stuck at "Gathering required information" and doesn't seem to want to move on. I have no clue of if its what's causing my issues but at this point I'm just going to do a fresh install of Windows. I'll probably continue to use Avast along with Windows firewall unless there's something else out there that's recommended.
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29 Apr 2011   #19
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moarxx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Also, you need to read this;

Dark side of COMODO...

Regards....Mike Connor
Yeah, I've heard some bad things about COMODO over the years but never had any real issues so I just continued to use their software. I was just trying to uninstall COMODO (to see if its the culprit) but its stuck at "Gathering required information" and doesn't seem to want to move on. I have no clue of if its what's causing my issues but at this point I'm just going to do a fresh install of Windows. I'll probably continue to use Avast along with Windows firewall unless there's something else out there that's recommended.
I use Microsoft Security Essentials, never had a problem. ( I don't use a firewall, because I am behind a router ).

A few people I know like this;

Avira anti-virus for home and for business

and I have had it running on another machine for a year now, no problems. Never had a virus or any other malware.

It is worthwhile downloading their bootable rescue disk anyway;

Avira AntiVir Rescue System - Download

in case you get stuck with malware that wont let you boot.

Regards....Mike Connor
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29 Apr 2011   #20
moarxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I don't get it, I shut down my computer and went AFK for ~30 minutes, turn it back on, and everything seems to be fine. Still planning on doing a fresh install as I imagine it wont stay this way for very long.
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