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Dll Is No A Valid Windows Image


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#1 Deathheart914

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:21 AM

Ok when i turn my computer i get this error message saying that sireman.dll isnt a valid windows image. So i then click ok then Windows messenger pops up and says MsnMsg is have problems please try again later and it says send error dont send. Also when i try to install Windows Media Player 11 because my recent one was having problems readin my avi file. ( dont know why dont know if it has anything to do woth this.) So its extracting the files and after it says obbcbcp.dll is not a valid image. I have Norton Antivirus and a Windows XP. Olease help i would very much apreachate it. Sorry i have a little trouble spelling on the computer.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 12:19 AM

I suggest using System Restore from a date before your troubles began.

The Events Logs will help pinpoint the time, as well as. help you understand if other errors precede the error messages being displayed that you have cited.

It is in my nature to expect the worst - I would consider this a possible infection. I did not take the time to find an explanation for 'is not a valid image'. MSNMSG is a popular target to exploit. The file database @ this forum found no record for either .dll.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:36 AM

In addition to the possibility of malware, I also consider the possibility of file corruption.

If possible, I replace/update/repair the application in question.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:52 AM

Double -check the spelling of "obbcbcp.dll" Make sure that's what it says and not "odbcbcb.dll"
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:45 AM

Both DLL's don't return much when searched for on Google. This is usually considered suspicious. As such, I'd suggest that you do a few of these free, online scans to ensure that your system isn't infected:


http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/



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