Explorer.exe Application Error; Can't read memory.



DVS
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
I have a user with a 3GHz machine with 512 MB RAM running XP Pro. She is
increasingly receiving an Explorer.exe Application Error stating

"The instruction at '<address>' referenced memory at '<address>'.
The memory could not be "read".
Click OK to terminate the program. "

When she accesses files either from my Docs or from within various apps.
this occurs. The files that trigger the error do not have overly long names
or extentions.

I haven't found anything at all about this problem in the KB pertaining to
XP Pro. I did find one article 262490 that is similar, but is for Win2k and
the fix is to install w2k SP4. Obviously, that won't work for XP.

Any pointers? I'm at a loss.

TIA

Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Is this the error your user is getting

explorer.exe-Application Error
The instructions at xxxxxxx referenced memory at xxxxxxx. The memory could
not be read.

Click OK to terminate the prog
Click Cancel to Debug.

If it is then read the following

You have the following.This error was posted numerous times in another
newsgroup and all had the same trojan\virus.


1) explorer.exe
(2)SPROT.I (Trojan)
(3)BKDR THUNK.B

Run all of the below in Safe Mode



Download Sysclean_FE utility
from the address below
http://antivirus.ik-cs.com

Download CLEAN.EXE from the URL
http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/clean.exe

Also run all of the below

Run Spybot, AdAware, MS Spyware, CW Shredder,etc



--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.



"DVS" <DVS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CE9C2FE6-2875-44CD-9FA2-0CD0435EF051@microsoft.com...
>I have a user with a 3GHz machine with 512 MB RAM running XP Pro. She is
> increasingly receiving an Explorer.exe Application Error stating
>
> "The instruction at '<address>' referenced memory at '<address>'.
> The memory could not be "read".
> Click OK to terminate the program. "
>
> When she accesses files either from my Docs or from within various apps.
> this occurs. The files that trigger the error do not have overly long names
> or extentions.
>
> I haven't found anything at all about this problem in the KB pertaining to
> XP Pro. I did find one article 262490 that is similar, but is for Win2k and
> the fix is to install w2k SP4. Obviously, that won't work for XP.
>
> Any pointers? I'm at a loss.
>
> TIA

DVS
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Thanks so much Peter-
That is precisely the error she is getting. Since she is a power user with
30+GB files on her system, I will have to wait till next week when she will
be out of the office to run all the scans as it will take many hours.

Thanks again for your timely response.
DVS

"Peter Foldes" wrote:

> Is this the error your user is getting
>
> explorer.exe-Application Error
> The instructions at xxxxxxx referenced memory at xxxxxxx. The memory could
> not be read.
>
> Click OK to terminate the prog
> Click Cancel to Debug.
>
> If it is then read the following
>
> You have the following.This error was posted numerous times in another
> newsgroup and all had the same trojan\virus.
>
>
> 1) explorer.exe
> (2)SPROT.I (Trojan)
> (3)BKDR THUNK.B
>
> Run all of the below in Safe Mode
>
>
>
> Download Sysclean_FE utility
> from the address below
> http://antivirus.ik-cs.com
>
> Download CLEAN.EXE from the URL
> http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/clean.exe
>
> Also run all of the below
>
> Run Spybot, AdAware, MS Spyware, CW Shredder,etc
>
>
>
> --
> Peter
>
> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>
>
>
> "DVS" <DVS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CE9C2FE6-2875-44CD-9FA2-0CD0435EF051@microsoft.com...
> >I have a user with a 3GHz machine with 512 MB RAM running XP Pro. She is
> > increasingly receiving an Explorer.exe Application Error stating
> >
> > "The instruction at '<address>' referenced memory at '<address>'.
> > The memory could not be "read".
> > Click OK to terminate the program. "
> >
> > When she accesses files either from my Docs or from within various apps.
> > this occurs. The files that trigger the error do not have overly long names
> > or extentions.
> >
> > I haven't found anything at all about this problem in the KB pertaining to
> > XP Pro. I did find one article 262490 that is similar, but is for Win2k and
> > the fix is to install w2k SP4. Obviously, that won't work for XP.
> >
> > Any pointers? I'm at a loss.
> >
> > TIA
>

Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Make sure that you run them in Safe Mode

--
Peter

Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

"DVS" <DVS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9AB41BE7-599E-4CF7-822C-23FC49EDCDA2@microsoft.com...
> Thanks so much Peter-
> That is precisely the error she is getting. Since she is a power user with
> 30+GB files on her system, I will have to wait till next week when she will
> be out of the office to run all the scans as it will take many hours.
>
> Thanks again for your timely response.
> DVS
>
> "Peter Foldes" wrote:
>
>> Is this the error your user is getting
>>
>> explorer.exe-Application Error
>> The instructions at xxxxxxx referenced memory at xxxxxxx. The memory could
>> not be read.
>>
>> Click OK to terminate the prog
>> Click Cancel to Debug.
>>
>> If it is then read the following
>>
>> You have the following.This error was posted numerous times in another
>> newsgroup and all had the same trojan\virus.
>>
>>
>> 1) explorer.exe
>> (2)SPROT.I (Trojan)
>> (3)BKDR THUNK.B
>>
>> Run all of the below in Safe Mode
>>
>>
>>
>> Download Sysclean_FE utility
>> from the address below
>> http://antivirus.ik-cs.com
>>
>> Download CLEAN.EXE from the URL
>> http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/clean.exe
>>
>> Also run all of the below
>>
>> Run Spybot, AdAware, MS Spyware, CW Shredder,etc
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Peter
>>
>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>>
>>
>>
>> "DVS" <DVS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CE9C2FE6-2875-44CD-9FA2-0CD0435EF051@microsoft.com...
>> >I have a user with a 3GHz machine with 512 MB RAM running XP Pro. She is
>> > increasingly receiving an Explorer.exe Application Error stating
>> >
>> > "The instruction at '<address>' referenced memory at '<address>'.
>> > The memory could not be "read".
>> > Click OK to terminate the program. "
>> >
>> > When she accesses files either from my Docs or from within various apps.
>> > this occurs. The files that trigger the error do not have overly long names
>> > or extentions.
>> >
>> > I haven't found anything at all about this problem in the KB pertaining to
>> > XP Pro. I did find one article 262490 that is similar, but is for Win2k and
>> > the fix is to install w2k SP4. Obviously, that won't work for XP.
>> >
>> > Any pointers? I'm at a loss.
>> >
>> > TIA
>>

DVS
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Will do. :)

"Peter Foldes" wrote:

> Make sure that you run them in Safe Mode
>
> --
> Peter
>
> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>
> "DVS" <DVS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9AB41BE7-599E-4CF7-822C-23FC49EDCDA2@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks so much Peter-
> > That is precisely the error she is getting. Since she is a power user with
> > 30+GB files on her system, I will have to wait till next week when she will
> > be out of the office to run all the scans as it will take many hours.
> >
> > Thanks again for your timely response.
> > DVS
> >
> > "Peter Foldes" wrote:
> >
> >> Is this the error your user is getting
> >>
> >> explorer.exe-Application Error
> >> The instructions at xxxxxxx referenced memory at xxxxxxx. The memory could
> >> not be read.
> >>
> >> Click OK to terminate the prog
> >> Click Cancel to Debug.
> >>
> >> If it is then read the following
> >>
> >> You have the following.This error was posted numerous times in another
> >> newsgroup and all had the same trojan\virus.
> >>
> >>
> >> 1) explorer.exe
> >> (2)SPROT.I (Trojan)
> >> (3)BKDR THUNK.B
> >>
> >> Run all of the below in Safe Mode
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Download Sysclean_FE utility
> >> from the address below
> >> http://antivirus.ik-cs.com
> >>
> >> Download CLEAN.EXE from the URL
> >> http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/clean.exe
> >>
> >> Also run all of the below
> >>
> >> Run Spybot, AdAware, MS Spyware, CW Shredder,etc
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Peter
> >>
> >> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> >> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "DVS" <DVS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CE9C2FE6-2875-44CD-9FA2-0CD0435EF051@microsoft.com...
> >> >I have a user with a 3GHz machine with 512 MB RAM running XP Pro. She is
> >> > increasingly receiving an Explorer.exe Application Error stating
> >> >
> >> > "The instruction at '<address>' referenced memory at '<address>'.
> >> > The memory could not be "read".
> >> > Click OK to terminate the program. "
> >> >
> >> > When she accesses files either from my Docs or from within various apps.
> >> > this occurs. The files that trigger the error do not have overly long names
> >> > or extentions.
> >> >
> >> > I haven't found anything at all about this problem in the KB pertaining to
> >> > XP Pro. I did find one article 262490 that is similar, but is for Win2k and
> >> > the fix is to install w2k SP4. Obviously, that won't work for XP.
> >> >
> >> > Any pointers? I'm at a loss.
> >> >
> >> > TIA
> >>
>

DVS
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
Well, I tried all the scanners you suggested, plus McAfee's VirusScan
Enterprise 8.0, with no problems found. I did run them in safe mode, but she
still has the error and I don't know what to look for now.

Thanks for the suggestions though.

"DVS" wrote:

> Will do. :)
>
> "Peter Foldes" wrote:
>
> > Make sure that you run them in Safe Mode
> >
> > --
> > Peter
> >
> > Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> > Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
> >
> > "DVS" <DVS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9AB41BE7-599E-4CF7-822C-23FC49EDCDA2@microsoft.com...
> > > Thanks so much Peter-
> > > That is precisely the error she is getting. Since she is a power user with
> > > 30+GB files on her system, I will have to wait till next week when she will
> > > be out of the office to run all the scans as it will take many hours.
> > >
> > > Thanks again for your timely response.
> > > DVS
> > >
> > > "Peter Foldes" wrote:
> > >
> > >> Is this the error your user is getting
> > >>
> > >> explorer.exe-Application Error
> > >> The instructions at xxxxxxx referenced memory at xxxxxxx. The memory could
> > >> not be read.
> > >>
> > >> Click OK to terminate the prog
> > >> Click Cancel to Debug.
> > >>
> > >> If it is then read the following
> > >>
> > >> You have the following.This error was posted numerous times in another
> > >> newsgroup and all had the same trojan\virus.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> 1) explorer.exe
> > >> (2)SPROT.I (Trojan)
> > >> (3)BKDR THUNK.B
> > >>
> > >> Run all of the below in Safe Mode
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Download Sysclean_FE utility
> > >> from the address below
> > >> http://antivirus.ik-cs.com
> > >>
> > >> Download CLEAN.EXE from the URL
> > >> http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/clean.exe
> > >>
> > >> Also run all of the below
> > >>
> > >> Run Spybot, AdAware, MS Spyware, CW Shredder,etc
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Peter
> > >>
> > >> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> > >> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> "DVS" <DVS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CE9C2FE6-2875-44CD-9FA2-0CD0435EF051@microsoft.com...
> > >> >I have a user with a 3GHz machine with 512 MB RAM running XP Pro. She is
> > >> > increasingly receiving an Explorer.exe Application Error stating
> > >> >
> > >> > "The instruction at '<address>' referenced memory at '<address>'.
> > >> > The memory could not be "read".
> > >> > Click OK to terminate the program. "
> > >> >
> > >> > When she accesses files either from my Docs or from within various apps.
> > >> > this occurs. The files that trigger the error do not have overly long names
> > >> > or extentions.
> > >> >
> > >> > I haven't found anything at all about this problem in the KB pertaining to
> > >> > XP Pro. I did find one article 262490 that is similar, but is for Win2k and
> > >> > the fix is to install w2k SP4. Obviously, that won't work for XP.
> > >> >
> > >> > Any pointers? I'm at a loss.
> > >> >
> > >> > TIA
> > >>
> >


Explorer.exe Application Error; Can't read memory.