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Unexpected application cannot start dialog box - impressionway


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#1 CoffeeHaus

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Posted 01 January 2015 - 11:36 AM

Suspicion dialog box appeared this morning while away from the computer.  I'm posting here because I don't see a lot of information on this issue other than a windowssecrets post from a week ago.

 

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (x64)

Malwarebytes PRO running running and up to date (no exceptions or exclusions)

Webroot Secure Anywhere v8.06.28 (no exceptions or exclusions)

 

Win7 patches up to date

Malwarebytes Pro is up to date and scan is clean
Webroot is up to date and logs show no threats

 

Title "Cannot Start Application".

Content:  "Cannot continue.  The application is improperly formatted.  Contact the application vendor for assistance."

 

Details.... button reveals OBDFD7HZ.txt file - referenced app appears to be dfsvc (Click Once) - text is below.

 

This is a fresh system build and has been up about 2 days.  All Win updates installed.

 

 

OBDFD7HZ details log...

PLATFORM VERSION INFO

Windows  : 6.1.7601.65536 (Win32NT)

Common Language Runtime  : 4.0.30319.18063

System.Deployment.dll  : 4.0.30319.34244 built by: FX452RTMGDR

clr.dll  : 4.0.30319.18063 built by: FX45RTMGDR

dfdll.dll  : 4.0.30319.34244 built by: FX452RTMGDR

dfshim.dll  : 4.0.41209.0 (Main.041209-0000)

 

SOURCES

Deployment url : http://www.impressionway.com/creative/2-002138585-00001i;size=728x90;tag_id=10031;sub_id=1754;ref=INSERT_REFERRER_HERE;cb=INSERT_CACHEBUSTER_HERE

 

ERROR SUMMARY

Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log.

* Activation of http://www.impressionway.com/creative/2-002138585-00001i;size=728x90;tag_id=10031;sub_id=1754;ref=INSERT_REFERRER_HERE;cb=INSERT_CACHEBUSTER_HERE resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected:

+ Exception reading manifest from http://www.impressionway.com/creative/2-002138585-00001i;size=728x90;tag_id=10031;sub_id=1754;ref=INSERT_REFERRER_HERE;cb=INSERT_CACHEBUSTER_HERE: the manifest may not be valid or the file could not be opened.

+ An error occurred while parsing EntityName. Line 1, position 48.

 

COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION FAILURE SUMMARY

No transaction error was detected.

 

WARNINGS

There were no warnings during this operation.

 

OPERATION PROGRESS STATUS

* [1/1/2015 7:05:11 AM] : Activation of http://www.impressionway.com/creative/2-002138585-00001i;size=728x90;tag_id=10031;sub_id=1754;ref=INSERT_REFERRER_HERE;cb=INSERT_CACHEBUSTER_HERE has started.

 

ERROR DETAILS

Following errors were detected during this operation.

* [1/1/2015 7:05:11 AM] System.Deployment.Application.InvalidDeploymentException (ManifestParse)

- Exception reading manifest from http://www.impressionway.com/creative/2-002138585-00001i;size=728x90;tag_id=10031;sub_id=1754;ref=INSERT_REFERRER_HERE;cb=INSERT_CACHEBUSTER_HERE: the manifest may not be valid or the file could not be opened.

- Source: System.Deployment

- Stack trace:

at System.Deployment.Application.ManifestReader.FromDocument(String localPath, ManifestType manifestType, Uri sourceUri)

at System.Deployment.Application.DownloadManager.DownloadDeploymentManifestDirectBypass(SubscriptionStore subStore, Uri& sourceUri, TempFile& tempFile, SubscriptionState& subState, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options, ServerInformation& serverInformation)

at System.Deployment.Application.DownloadManager.DownloadDeploymentManifestBypass(SubscriptionStore subStore, Uri& sourceUri, TempFile& tempFile, SubscriptionState& subState, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options)

at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.PerformDeploymentActivation(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut, String textualSubId, String deploymentProviderUrlFromExtension, BrowserSettings browserSettings, String& errorPageUrl)

at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.ActivateDeploymentWorker(Object state)

--- Inner Exception ---

System.Xml.XmlException

- An error occurred while parsing EntityName. Line 1, position 48.

- Source: System.Xml

- Stack trace:

at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(String res, String arg)

at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseEntityName()

at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseAttributeValueSlow(Int32 curPos, Char quoteChar, NodeData attr)

at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseAttributes()

at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseElement()

at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseDocumentContent()

at System.Deployment.Application.ManifestValidatingReader.XmlFilteredReader.Read()

at System.Xml.XmlCharCheckingReader.Read()

at System.Xml.XsdValidatingReader.Read()

at System.Deployment.Application.ManifestReader.FromDocument(String localPath, ManifestType manifestType, Uri sourceUri)

 

COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION DETAILS

No transaction information is available.

 
 
 
AdwCleaner scan found a 'Favorites' link to Viewpoint Toolbar (not familiar - I don't use them) and the timestamp on the favorite link is 12/29/14 @ 7:47pm.  I don't use IE to store favorites any longer so this is suspicious.
 
AdwCleaner scan results
# AdwCleaner v4.106 - Report created 01/01/2015 at 11:21:39
# Updated 21/12/2014 by Xplode
# Database : 2014-12-30.1 [Live]
# Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# Username : DAD - SATURN
# Running from : D:\Users\Dad\Downloads\_Cleaners\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option : Scan
 
***** [ Services ] *****
 
 
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
 
Folder Found : C:\Users\DAD\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lifbcibllhkdhoafpjfnlhfpfgnpldfl
Folder Found : D:\Users\DAD\Favorites\Viewpoint
Folder Found : D:\Users\DAD\Favorites\Viewpoint
 
***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****
 
 
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
 
 
***** [ Registry ] *****
 
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\lifbcibllhkdhoafpjfnlhfpfgnpldfl
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497}
Key Found : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497}
Key Found : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497}
 
***** [ Browsers ] *****
 
-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.17496
 
 
-\\ Google Chrome v39.0.2171.95
 
 
*************************
 
AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [1561 octets] - [01/01/2015 11:21:39]
 
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [1621 octets] ##########
 

 

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