Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:24 AM
I'm new here; I just registered minutes ago. And I did so because of the box I'm looking at on my screen right now. I'm running Windows XP and just a few days ago, this strange box started popping up after I'm on line five to ten minutes. It looks a little like the old "Illegal Operation" box you used to get with Windows 95. It reads: AXWIN Frame Window: svchost.exe - application error. The instruction at "0x02d0f7a0" referenced memory at "0x02dof7a0". The memory could not be written." Then it tells me to click on OK to terminate the program or click on CANCEL to debug the program. If I do either, it shuts windows down. I get a box on the screen tellling me NT Authority\system is causing the shutdown via "Dcom server process launcher." As I said, it started popping up a few days ago. If I leave it alone and click neither OK not Cancel, the computer operates normally -- I simply move the box around. But it's very disconcerting. I have Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware and Avast! and have run all three and they come up clean. I tried to restore the computer to a previous date -- I picked January 14, as it was a week or so before this popped up -- but I still can't get rid of it. And actually, I came to Bleeping Computer to download and run "Combofix," but while I know these things fairly well, it may be a bit more "tech heavy" than my abilities. Also, I googled "AXWIN" and found several hundred hits of users having the same problem I am, all within the last few days. Any ideas? Will Combofix do it? Is there anything else?
L. A. Tarone