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Buffer Overrun Detected?


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#1 Curious Mew

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 03:52 PM

Hi :woot:

Earlier today i was surfing the internets like usual, then from out of nowhere my computer gave me a message. What does it mean, and what should be done? I already have plans to reinstall my hard drive sometime in the near future, but not right now.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:31 PM

Worth a look, http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/TouchSmart-PC/Need-help-please/td-p/4760 .

I occasionally get similar warnings about buffer overruns, but without any program specified and nothing about corruption. Mine usually occur on random webpages I may go to and I just leave that page and move on without any problems.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms717795(v=vs.85).aspx

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:31 PM

What hamluis said. Just my 2 cents : Buffer overrun indicates basically a bug in the program. The programmer allocated insufficient memory for some data when designing the program. Possibly the program was designed for some other version of Windows and now memory is being handled differently causing the error. The only thing you can do is is try to update the drivers for your touch device.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:30 AM

What hamluis said. Just my 2 cents : Buffer overrun indicates basically a bug in the program. The programmer allocated insufficient memory for some data when designing the program. Possibly the program was designed for some other version of Windows and now memory is being handled differently causing the error. The only thing you can do is is try to update the drivers for your touch device.

Hmm.. very interesting! But i rarely use the touchpad, i only use it as a last resort to my wireless mouse. I did not consent to this naughty behavior possibly exhibited by my touchpad. The warning came out of nowhere.. :blink:

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:32 AM

Worth a look, http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/TouchSmart-PC/Need-help-please/td-p/4760 .

I occasionally get similar warnings about buffer overruns, but without any program specified and nothing about corruption. Mine usually occur on random webpages I may go to and I just leave that page and move on without any problems.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms717795(v=vs.85).aspx

Louis

Thank you for your response B) There were some helpful tips found in here, though the term "Buffer Overrun" tends to fly over my head. It doesn't seem like much of a security risk..

Edited by Curious Mew, 01 December 2011 - 02:43 AM.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:13 PM

Like Romeo said...I tend to think of notifications of "buffer overruns" as indicative of bad coding on that webpage, since moving on to a different website eliminates the warnings.

I think of them in the same manner that I treat "script errors".

I always feel pretty sure that I have no security issues, so that aspect (attempted exploit) doesn't concern me.

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