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Chiefs=Good
08-28-2009, 03:04 AM
So im having a problem with my computer (thinking its a virus) where it wont let me open several programs including Itunes, the little clock in the bottom right corner and will pop up with an error messase saying:

This application has failed to start because msuvthmqhbx.dll was not found. Re-instaliing the application may fix this problem.

This message also occurs numerous times upon starting up the computer and logging into my file (Note that its a shared computer and runs Windows XP)

So if any of you computer experts out there could help me with this problem i would greatly appreciate it!

Cheers!


Note: oh and i have downloaded and ran several programs such as malware and avast yet to no avail..

Chiefs=Good
08-28-2009, 07:02 AM
No takers? It is a tough one, not for the computer noob like myself...

Bane
08-28-2009, 07:03 AM
Sounds more like a worm or a trojan to me,but what the hell do I know.

Bane
08-28-2009, 07:07 AM
Have you tried running your windows update?

Simplex3
08-28-2009, 07:08 AM
Could be a virus, but sounds more like disk corruption to me. Possibly bad sectors on the drive, but might just be a corrupt file allocation table.

phisherman
08-28-2009, 07:59 AM
just download, install, and run malwarebytes. the trial version will do, run a full scan and if it finds anything, have it do a repair. super easy.

Hays
08-28-2009, 08:24 AM
Sounds like a windows corruption to me, try malwarebytes if it doesn't fix it try running a virus scan but i would do a check disk or a repair of windows

thecoffeeguy
08-28-2009, 08:55 AM
Backup your data and reinstall your OS.

When you get stuff like that going on your PC, thats not a good sign.

Sofa King
08-28-2009, 09:02 AM
pick better sites to download porn from.

Bane
08-28-2009, 09:03 AM
Porn!! MMMMMMM lmao
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Fish
08-28-2009, 09:33 AM
This would probably take care of it...

Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset v5.0.

http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windowsexperience/archive/2007/11/12/giving-the-microsoft-diagnostic-and-recovery-toolset-dart-a-try.aspx

Bearcat
08-28-2009, 09:58 AM
Reboot into safe mode (usually f6, before it starts loading Windows) and see if the same thing happens.

Download Malwarebytes (http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button), Spybot (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/), and Ad-Aware (http://download.cnet.com/Ad-Aware-Anniversary-Edition/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5). Run them in safe mode, reboot, then run them again.

If that doesn't fix it, download Hijackthis (http://download.cnet.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html) and post the log here.

There's also the event viewer and the recovery tool that Fish mentioned. Also, in safe mode, you can run...
1. Click Start
2. Click Run
3. Type "sfc /scannow" and press enter.


After all of that, you're probably looking at restoring/reinstalling... or, you could get a better OS (http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download).

Bearcat
08-28-2009, 10:01 AM
That is strange though, because someone was just telling me about a similar issue, and the dll was msosomething.dll... didn't look right, and like yours, it didn't show up anywhere in Google.

Must be that damn swine flu that's going around.

ArrowheadHawk
08-28-2009, 10:43 AM
Reboot into safe mode (usually f6, before it starts loading Windows) and see if the same thing happens.

Download Malwarebytes (http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button), Spybot (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/), and Ad-Aware (http://download.cnet.com/Ad-Aware-Anniversary-Edition/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5). Run them in safe mode, reboot, then run them again.

If that doesn't fix it, download Hijackthis (http://download.cnet.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html) and post the log here.

There's also the event viewer and the recovery tool that Fish mentioned. Also, in safe mode, you can run...
1. Click Start
2. Click Run
3. Type "sfc /scannow" and press enter.


After all of that, you're probably looking at restoring/reinstalling... or, you could get a better OS (http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download).F8 might work a little better to get into safe mode.


And also just backup your data and reload your os. Saves a ton of headaches.

Bearcat
08-28-2009, 11:10 AM
F8 might work a little better to get into safe mode.


And also just backup your data and reload your os. Saves a ton of headaches.

Yeah, that's what I meant. :p I never remember which.... or you can kill Windows while it's loading, and it'll just ask the next time. :D

Eh, I think backing up/reinstalling/reconfiguring/reloading software/etc is a headache, and I'm not a self-proclaimed computer noob. Then again, I also like knowing exactly what happened... for example, I told someone earlier this summer that it ended up being a trojan they downloaded with Limewire, so I could say "don't download zipped files in Limewire" (and what/how to download stuff in Limewire) instead of "It was broke, so I fixed it". The hardest part is remembering which function key to press at startup.

luv
08-28-2009, 09:37 PM
That is strange though, because someone was just telling me about a similar issue, and the dll was msosomething.dll... didn't look right, and like yours, it didn't show up anywhere in Google.

Must be that damn swine flu that's going around.

msowhydgwm.dll

This is what a client of ours was getting. They first noticed it when they were to trying to run our software. After remoting in, we discovered that it was all of their applications. Since it wasn't specific to our software (which I support), we escalated it to our corporate IT help desk. I believe they are in the process of replacing the workstation.

Chiefs=Good
08-28-2009, 09:56 PM
Thanks all for the help and ideas! Ill be trying these today or tomoz and ill let you know what happens.

Unless of course it consumes my computer in which case im stuffed and your all left in the dark lol...

Simply Red
08-28-2009, 10:20 PM
Thanks all for the help and ideas! Ill be trying these today or tomoz and ill let you know what happens.

Unless of course it consumes my computer in which case im stuffed and your all left in the dark lol...

you're very welcome.

Bearcat
08-28-2009, 10:35 PM
Thanks all for the help and ideas! Ill be trying these today or tomoz and ill let you know what happens.

Unless of course it consumes my computer in which case im stuffed and your all left in the dark lol...

I'm curious to know what it is, but I'm sure I'll run into it eventually on someone else's computer.

UsualSuspects
08-28-2009, 10:42 PM
Yeah, that's what I meant. :p I never remember which.... or you can kill Windows while it's loading, and it'll just ask the next time. :D

Eh, I think backing up/reinstalling/reconfiguring/reloading software/etc is a headache, and I'm not a self-proclaimed computer noob. Then again, I also like knowing exactly what happened... for example, I told someone earlier this summer that it ended up being a trojan they downloaded with Limewire, so I could say "don't download zipped files in Limewire" (and what/how to download stuff in Limewire) instead of "It was broke, so I fixed it". The hardest part is remembering which function key to press at startup.

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