EXE Applications Error
RITA DOWNEY asked on February 13, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.
Unable To Open EXE Or Any Applications Error
» Whenever i try, my computer displays the message This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling this application may fix this problem. I can't run regedit, task manager, etc., or any other applications. Again, i CANNOT RUN ANY EXE FILES.
On the whole, 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; 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.
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 two built-in features of fixing exe virus infection and sys 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, including the dll file error.
JULIE SCHRINER replied on February 16, 2013
- JODI ARNOLD replied on February 13, 2013: » Did you do a scan with Malwarebytes? I doubt this is a virus - more likely it's malware like TrojanDownloader:Win32/Obvod.M causing this problem.
- DAWN PAULSON replied on February 13, 2013: » I don't think that's the issue, but I can give it a shot. Right now I'm trying a system restore though the start up repair (when you hit f8) i totally forgot about that. So if it works, then we are good, if not, I'll give what you said a shot.
- ABDUL GHANI replied on February 15, 2013: » How do you normally handle malware removal? If you just throw AV programs at it you'll never know if the system is really clean. Run DDS and analyze the output log to see what's running and installed for drivers. You should be able to run process monitor and find the rogue program then kill it and delete the EXE quickly. Try safe mode. The exe file is usually in the user\appdata folder or in the temp folder if you want to try and manually delete it just to get Windows a little more functional.
Doing a system restore is a bad idea. You'll leave malware files scattered which makes it harder to completely remove the infection.
- DOUGLAS OWENS replied on February 15, 2013: » If the above advice doesn't work, try this.
As you can't open anything, please try to create a USB virus recovery disk using Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10. This will load before windows starts off a USB drive and will be able to load as it does not rely on windows. Follow directions here:
How to record Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 to an USB device and boot my computer from it?
- KURT LADEWIG replied on February 15, 2013: » This error message is usually the result of assembly dependency issues.
The easiest way to check if that is the case is to use the Event Viewer MMC plugin. Given that Microsoft have moved the control panel and administrative tools around on every bloody release since XP at least, the easiest way to open the Event Viewer is to go Start > Run > mmc.exe
And then add the Event Viewer plugin from Add/Remove Snap-ins on the File menu. On XP, the System Event Log, and on Vista and Windows 7 the Application event log, will have any diagnostic messages generated by the windows loader when it encounters assembly errors. and they are usually quite descriptive.
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