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Data Execution Prevention? Whats That?


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#1 Illusion13

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 06:07 PM

It seems like, quite often when I open up a disk to use its content... As in, via my computer, that an error says Data Execution Prevention prevented some script from being ran. Anyways, My Computer freezes and I'll have to close it via task manager.

I am wondering if this is an error caused by viruses. But I've done a NOD32 scan as well as housecall scan and it shows up nothing.

Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2900.3156, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00000000.
Hanging application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2900.3156, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 07:47 PM

Are you using XP?

Please run this scan and see if it sees something.
If running Vista then Run As Administrator.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
  • On the Scanner tab:
    • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
    • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
  • Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to restart your computer. (see Note below)
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts. Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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#3 Illusion13

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 09:48 PM

Its scanning... I even turned DEP off for windows explorer and this time, it just gets an error and My Computer crashes... I think I've pinpointed the problem. Whenever the folder contains an .avi file, the crash happens. The .avi file has to be visible at the moment, like not in another folder inside the current folder.

Oh and those .avi file cant be opened using WMP so is it like, some weird WMP error of when it tries to generate a thumbnail preview?

I realize this is probably getting away from it being a virus...

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 09:50 PM

Scan detects nothing.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:42 PM

lol I managed to fix it by reinstalling WMP and video codecs and stuff... Fixed now, thanks so much =)




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