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What Type Of Sites Would Have Issues With Dll Unregistration?


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#1 TMacK

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:25 PM

I installed Symantec's "Save and Restore" today,but ran into a problem with Script Errors during the install process.Wasn't able to view any items in one of the first windows.(Ended up being sort of a typical Symantec window,setting up backup information.)
So I Re-registered the DLL in the in the VML,took two tries,but didn't get the script error message,and the information was now visible.
Wondering if I should leave it Re-registered,now that I've got this software up and running,or if they had absolutely nothing to do with each other?
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Posted 24 September 2006 - 08:09 PM

I wouldn't until MS comes up with the patch.

MS is advising unregistering the dll now (if you use IE)

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 10:45 PM

Thanx for your reply,but don't think I explained this properly Enthusiast.
I had disabled the VML a few days ago. I re-enabled it when I got the the script error message today,and all worked well with it re-enabled.
I am wondering if I should leave it re-enabled,seeing as this Symantec product might be one of the sites that utilize the vml technology and need the dll registered in order to properly view the site.
I don't use OE/IE but I get e-mails from people who do.
BTW,this Save and Restore is the new and improved Ghost....and is very user friendly.
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 01:44 PM

Well, this is where you get the choice, you can have the dll installed and run the risk of your computer being compromised and possibly harmed greatly, or you can uninstall it and just relax until the patch. The first way you can have more freedom but you run the risk of getting infected, the second way is a much safer route to take. However it's up to you, personally I downloaded a third party patch which is not advised by BleepingComputer, but I run Firefox in the first place. Every safety program can fail, however not every virus will infect you, but hey, it's up to you.

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 01:52 PM

This DLL file is used by IE to render images that are based on Vector Markup Language (VML).

Microsoft recommends that users click Start, Run, paste the following line into the input box, and click OK:

regsvr32 -u "%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll"

After Microsoft releases a patch for the problem, you can easily reregister the DLL by repeating the procedure without the -u switch:

regsvr32 "%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll"

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 02:30 PM

Gyro,I run Firefox also. I guess the only way to find out if the "Save and Restore" requires the dll installed is to disable the vml again and run a backup and see what happens.Actually,once I disable the vml again,I can just see if can access the Save and Restore windows and that should tell the tale.
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 10:03 PM

Update...Disabled the VML (unregistered the dll file) again and was able to view all the images in Save and Restore.So I guess the script error I got during the install had nothing to do with disabling the VML!
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 10:52 PM

I use Firefox except when a page requires Active X or do Windows Updates.

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 01:16 PM

I only use IE for Windows updates also Enthusiast.This IE Tab Extension claims to have ran Windows updates from within Firefox.
Would be interesting to run our own test.
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 03:16 PM

I think I'd wait with that:

Known Issues:

1. IE's ActiveX enable/disable settings do NOT work
2. All popup windows open in a new IE Tab
3. Navigation history list does NOT work
4. Site's favicon does NOT work
5. Memory Leak problem
http://ietab.mozdev.org/

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 04:18 PM

Uhm...not to sound rude or disrespectful Enthusiast,you are the best when it comes to mods,but...
Did you not even look at the link in my last post? It was exactly the same one as you just mentioned in your last post. :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 05:46 PM

Yes, I did, and I found the Known Issues listed on that page which for me would be a good reason to not use it as yet until those issues are fixed.

I primarily use Firefox and IMO would not want the above issues introduced to Firefox by installing that extension.

Edited by Enthusiast, 26 September 2006 - 05:47 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2006 - 10:45 PM

Sorry and Thanx for clarifying that,I knew you were the best when it came to mods. :thumbsup:
I also don't use that extension for those reasons.Altho I did try it out for a while a few months back.
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 05:38 AM

By the way, Microsoft issued a patch for VML yesterday.

If you haven't done so, download the patch and reset the registration of the dll.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:58 AM

Ya,and after all of that! Thanx for the heads up.
I re-registered the dll and d/l the patch just after my final post here last nite when I noticed Grinlers announcement.
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