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JULIE LUTOVSKY asked on December 28, 2012. Status: Answered & Closed.

Exe is not a valid Win 32 application

» Recently every single .exe i have tried to install comes up with the following error: (File name).exe is not a valid Win 32 application. I have searched for solutions, none of which have worked. I have tried using system restore but it doesn't go back far enough as to when the problem started. Anyone can help me? Thank you in advance!


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» It's a case of virus. Generally speaking, the exe file runs programs and can be used as a delivery system for viruses or other malicious programs. Viruses often reside to .exe files (Backdoor:Win32/Farfli.R, for example); they can be running in the background, infecting or compromising the computer.

Besides, whenever an exe file is initiated, it can call a DLL file to check whether the necessary space is available in your hard drive. It will also check if any similar code already exists in the system and then helps the exe file to only write the source code which is necessary in the system. An exe file issue can result from a windows DLL file error.

If you encounter an issue related to both exe file and dll file, normally it should be dealt with at the same time, just because they interact as both cause and effect. That's why DLL Suite is invented. This suite has three built-in features of fixing exe virus infection, sys file errors and dll file problems. It works after removing the viruses with antivirus software.

Download DLL Suite, install and run > Click Dashboard menu and > Click Scan DLL Errors button > Click Fix DLL Errors button after the scan. And all the problems are fixed, because of the above three built-in features in the Dashboard menu.

LEONEL GRULLON replied on January 6, 2013


All Answers:

  1. JULIE PAUL replied on January 2, 2013: » Restart your computer, Press and hold F8 key for 3 seconds after your computer initially powers on > Once you see the Advanced Boot Options menu you can stop tapping > Use the up/down arrow keys to highlight your selection > Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter > You should see drivers loading, this may take a few moments > You should then be at the Welcome Screen > Logon to your computer using an account with Administrator privileges > Now you should download (free) Hit Malware, install, update, then do a scan of your system in safe mode, to make sure it is indeed clean! Once the scan is done delete anything it finds. Then simply reboot your PC to see if your issue has been resolved!

  2. RICHARD PELFREY replied on January 3, 2013: » To help resolve this issue, use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue, and then replace the file. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow..

    2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow (yes there is a space after sfc) The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions. This scan make take a while to complete.

  3. CHANTELLE CONVEY replied on January 3, 2013: » you have the virus that hides files....and then also the .exe programming of the computer is also affected....

  4. JASON ZANDELL replied on January 5, 2013: » Do not mess with your recovery partition! If you have an external hard drive back-up everything you want on it. After you recover your OS, you can use the Windows transfer utility to move your files/folders to your rebuilt OS! Hope this helps you. Let us know either way. Make it a great day!

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