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W.Wolf

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Hey everyone,

Yesterday I wiped and formatted my computer, re-installed, fully updated windows and various software. My problem is every so often I get 2 different windows opening multiple times these are as follows -

Data Execution Prevention

To help to protect your computer windows has closed this application

Application: Run a dll as an app
Publisher: Microsoft

Data Execution Prevention

To help to protect your computer windows has closed this application

Application: DrWatson postmortem debugger
Publisher: Microsoft

After I recieve these messages my computer freezes and when I try to end the programs I end up with the blue screen..!

I have looked around a bit and I came across various websites and forums suggesting this could be some kind of virus - for reference I am currently using kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 and Adaware. As I have just formatted I found it hard to believe this could be some kind of virus until my brother admited to installing a dodgy version of musicmatch! I have removed this, could this have been the source of the problem? Also how can I solve this?

Any help and advice would be much appreciated.

Andy

Edited by W.Wolf, 28 August 2006 - 12:08 PM.

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You could try System Restore. A restore point should have been created automatically just prior to installing Musicmatch, so look for a restore point which says "installed musicmatch" and choose that one to restore from. It will return Windows to the state it was in just before musicmatch was installed.
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I've just checked and there isn't one, also it's hard to estimate when it was installed as I have installed other sofware both before and after my brother used the computer, so I suppose thats not really a possibility. Does this sound like a virus to you or a windows problem? there seems to be no specific trigger it happens at totally random times are there any scans you would advise?
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