1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Microsoft Visual C ++ Runtime Library

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dawgman521, Apr 4, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. dawgman521

    dawgman521 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Messages:
    3
    Please help, everytime i start up my pc, i recive the runtime library error and it shows me the follwing file.
    C/WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/MSVCHOST.EXE
    It has only been doing this for 5 days now and I've had this pc for a couple of years. any input would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2002
    Messages:
    22,468
    You need to download a good Spyware and Trojan Removal program.

    Spybot Search and Destroy:
    http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=spybotsda

    SpySweeper:
    http://www.webroot.com/wb/products/spysweeper/index.php
    This will also protect your home page from being hijacked.

    Ad-Aware:
    http://www.lavasoft.de/

    With any of the above three programs, just like with Anti-Virus software, should have the latest updates installed before doing a scan.

    CWShredder:
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/tools/CWShredder.exe

    KazaaBeGone
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/kazaabegone.zip

    Programs that can help prevent getting infected:

    Spyware Blaster
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    Spyware Guard
    http://www.wilderssecurity.net/spywareguard.html
     
  3. dawgman521

    dawgman521 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Messages:
    3
    thanks bob, why doesn't my virus scan pick this stuff up?
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2002
    Messages:
    22,468
    Virus and Spyware/Trojan programs are actually different. That is why there are different programs for each. Lately, the Spyware/Trojan programs are much more rampant since most people don't protect against them as much as viruses. Likely because they are comparitively new as compared to viruses. Also the software for removing them is not quite as mature.
     
  5. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2002
    Messages:
    22,468
    And even with the spyware programs, the reason I recommend using so many is that I've yet to find one that catches them all.
     
  6. dawgman521

    dawgman521 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks for the input, I did all of the list you gave me and it still gives me the runtime error when i BOOT, anymore ideas??
     
  7. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2002
    Messages:
    22,468
    What spyware programs have you tried. I've yet to see one that catches them all.

    You also might try and run MSCONFIG and see if it is still in the Startup. Maybe that the program is removed but still trying to be loaded.

    Or run regedit and look in:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Run

    Looks like it might have come from a fake XP Service Pack that has been going around. Would this sound familiar.

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/trojan.xombe.html
     
  8. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/217099

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice