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Help with Error 'secure32.dll'


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#1 Derekmm

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:55 PM

Thank you in advance for reading this post.

 

I'm pretty sure my computer has a virus.

 

When I start my computer I get mulitple error messages that read:

- Bad image

C:\Windows\system32\secur32.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error....

 

Since this started I've had limitted access to applications on the computer. I have access to the internet, only through firefox (chrome stopped working).

 

Back stroy, I was running Avast security, my subscription canceled and I wasn't able to renew it right away. Once this error started I attempted to renew my subscription however my Avast program will not connect to the internet to access my new license and update.

 

I contacted Avast, they accessed my CPU remotely. They told me to remove, Norton and Mcafeethat were also on my computer. they ran a sytem check and in the end told me they could fix everything remotely in about 15 minutes but it would cost $179 to do so. Trust me I would love to pay them and get it fixed but I'm a student on a budget so it's something I need to figure out without them.

 

My system is an Acer Timeline X running windows 7 home premium

intel Core i5-2410M

2.3GHz

Intel HD Graphics 3000 up to 1760 dynamic video memory

4 GB DDR3 Memory

640 GB HDD

 

I'm open to any suggestions, if you need more information please let me know.

 

Thanks,

 

Derek


Edited by Derekmm, 19 March 2014 - 05:37 PM.


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#2 Didier Stevens

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:09 PM

Are you shure it is secure32.dll? And not secur32.dll?


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:15 PM

Didier, you are correct it is Secur32.dll.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:17 PM

Then you can try to fix this with the SFC command as explained here:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/windows-7-login-problem-secur32dll-error-message/23f403ea-6710-4f9f-8e27-b2eafe9f2757


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:22 PM

Or if you want to proceed more cautiously, run the following command from an elevated command prompt and report back the result:

 

sfc /verifyfile=c:\Windows\System32\secur32.dll


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:27 PM

Thank you, I'm going to try the help instructions given inthat link. I will post here with my results.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:29 PM

I reread your system description and this doesn't make sense: windows home professional

 

The instructions I gave you are for Windows 7. What version do you use?


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:37 PM

Windows 7 home premium



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:40 PM

OK, then you have the SFC utility.


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