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Run time Error 5 - Verion 140

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WinXP Home with SP3

In the process of cleaning up from "Personal Antivirus" "rogue Virurs"

Getting this error when running Malwarebytes:- Full or quick scan.

"Run-time Error '5' Invalid procedure call or argument" error

Tried uninstalling and reinstalling Malwarebytes (version 1.40).

Tried running "mbam-clean.exe" rebooting and reinstalling latest malwarebytes.

Other:

List of files being scanned stops at windows/system32/zipfldr.dll

Tried renaming this (new on gets created right away)

Not sure if this is a coincidence or not

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Have run Combofix and Advanced System Care

Have run SFC, Chkdsk and AVG 8.5 .... all to resolve initial issue.

I've seen a few posts (not a lot on the runtime error) so I'm wondering if this is a new issue.

Any help direction appreciated.

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This issue is not uncommon when a computer is infected with Personal Antivirus. I would believe it comes with one of the newer variants of TDSS, and therefore most tools just won't run. If that is the case, then ComboFix will break it if ComboFix will run. If ComboFix will not run, then you need to analyze an ntbtlog and look for any drivers or services loading that are not legit, and then either write and Avenger script to delete them, or do it from a BartPE or Linux boot disk.

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I've seen a few posts (not a lot on the runtime error) so I'm wondering if this is a new issue.

Any help direction appreciated.

Not sure if this is any help but to confirm that this is a problem on my computer which seems not to be related to a virus (if it is certainly no one has been able to identify it here).

http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.p...19088&st=20

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Not sure if this is any help but to confirm that this is a problem on my computer which seems not to be related to a virus (if it is certainly no one has been able to identify it here).

There is an issue that can cause error code 5, but it's rare, and unfortunately it is not repairable. In the case of the opening post in this topic, it was a known rootkit causing it. :)

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There is an issue that can cause error code 5, but it's rare, and unfortunately it is not repairable.

Interesting. Can you elaborate on that? I'd be interested to know :

1) What the 'issue' is

2) Why prevents the repair.

Since I've been unable to establish any evidence of an infection it may be possible that I am suffering from the same thing so any infomation you can provide or point me to would be helpful.

thanks

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Interesting. Can you elaborate on that? I'd be interested to know :

1) What the 'issue' is

2) Why prevents the repair.

Some quick details are here. As I understand it, the only way to change this is to reformat and reinstall, but I'm not sure if there is any guarantee that Windows will use the normal settings when it hadn't used them the previous time. I don't understand the issue as well as some of the other guys, but our developer who is in charge of the protection module has been working pretty hard trying to figure this one out. So far no fix has been found.

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LuisCar has a different issue not related to the volume disk manager. These are all different issues.

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