d3sd32.exe - Bad Image



GeorgeL
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
Every few minutes I receive a popup Bad Image message, for example, as follows:

The Application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\mscm.dll is not a valid Windows image.
Please check this against your installation diskette.

The messages continue to popup with different *.dlls.

Please advise.

THANKS!!!
--
George L

OK
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
"GeorgeL" <GeorgeL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B26E6255-3207-4AD1-81FE-D9DB8F538EE7@microsoft.com...
> Every few minutes I receive a popup Bad Image message, for example, as
> follows:
>
> The Application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\mscm.dll is not a valid Windows
> image.
> Please check this against your installation diskette.
>
> The messages continue to popup with different *.dlls.
>


Description of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 System File Checker
(Sfc.exe)
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310747

Run SFC to ensure you have the proper system files.

In a command windows, type

sfc /scannow

--
William

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
d3sd32.exe looks to be a trojan or part of one.

mscm.dll looks to be part of a BHO.

Some of this does not apply if you have Windows XP SP2. If you do not have
SP2, get it

First. Make sure of these settings and nothing will install without you
answering YES. (Except what may install as part of some other software.)
Don't click YES if you don't know/trust the source.

Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options | Advanced tab |
Make sure both of these are NOT checked.

 Enable Install On Demand (Internet Explorer)
[[Specifies to automatically download and install Internet Explorer
components if a Web page needs them in order to display the page properly or
perform a particular task.]]

 Enable Install On Demand (Other)
[[Specifies to automatically download and install Web components if a Web
page needs them in order to display the page properly or perform a
particular task.]]

Apply | OK

 Enable Install On Demand (Other)
Is part of the driveby downloading of unwanted programs. i.e. Scumware or
whatever will install w/o you even being aware of it.
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Second. If you need a scan right now.

Follow the instructions!
THE PARASITE FIGHT QUICK FIX PROTOCOL
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php

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Third.
It is known as scumware. Visit these sites. 1, 2, 3 and 4 are really good.
Download, install, run, update and run again; one or all. They are all
good, FREE utilities. Make sure you update every program, even if you
just downloaded it. You must have the latest updates. Without updates,
you have a gun without ammo. You also need to use more than one
anti scumware program. One program will *not* catch everything.

1) CWShredder ver. 1.59 direct download:
http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip

1a) CWShredder ver. 2.13 direct download:
http://www.aumha.org/downloads/cwshredder.zip

2) SpywareBlaster
[[SpywareBlaster doesn't scan and clean for spyware - it prevents it from
ever being installed.
The most important step you can take is to secure your system. And
SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available.]]
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

3) Spybot S & D (More for the advanced user)
http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?lang=en&page=download

4) HijackThis (More for the advanced user)
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

4a) HijackThis (direct download)
http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip

5) Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner v1.13
http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/index.html?source=appvisit

6) ToolbarCop
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/toolbarcop.htm

7) Ad-aware SE Personal
http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/

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HijackThis log tutorial
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/htlogtutorial.html

HijackThis Log Tutorial
http://www.aumha.org/a/hjttutor.htm

How to use HijackThis to remove Browser Hijackers & Spyware
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=42#warning

How To Install Spybot Search and Destroy & a brief tutorial
http://tomcoyote.com/SPYBOT/index1.php

HOW TO: Reconfigure Ad-aware for a Full Scan
http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?t=5877

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MVPS HOSTS file is a free download from:
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/

Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

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Problems uninstalling? Here's some advice.
http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/uninstallproblems.phtml

Additional information & instructions.
A wealth of information here, boys and girls.

THE PARASITE FIGHT QUICK FIX PROTOCOL
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm

THE PARASITE FIGHT
Finding, Removing & Protecting Yourself From Scumware
http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm

Bugs, Glitches & Stuffups
http://www.mvps.org/inetexplorer/Darnit.htm

Dealing with Unwanted Spyware and Parasites
http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;827315

Spyware and Deceptive Software
http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/twc/privacy/spyware.mspx?gssnb=1

What you should know about spyware
http://www.microsoft.com/security/articles/spyware.asp

Cleaning Up XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_c.htm#cleanup

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:B26E6255-3207-4AD1-81FE-D9DB8F538EE7@microsoft.com,
GeorgeL <GeorgeL@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Every few minutes I receive a popup Bad Image message, for example, as
> follows:
>
> The Application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\mscm.dll is not a valid Windows
> image. Please check this against your installation diskette.
>
> The messages continue to popup with different *.dlls.
>
> Please advise.
>
> THANKS!!!
> --
> George L

GeorgeL
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
William,

Ran Scannow, which seemed to execute, but upon completing, it returned me to
the Desktop; without any report of findings.

At this point, I do not know where I stand with this error.

Please advise!!! & Thanks!!!
--
George L


"OK" wrote:

> "GeorgeL" <GeorgeL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B26E6255-3207-4AD1-81FE-D9DB8F538EE7@microsoft.com...
> > Every few minutes I receive a popup Bad Image message, for example, as
> > follows:
> >
> > The Application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\mscm.dll is not a valid Windows
> > image.
> > Please check this against your installation diskette.
> >
> > The messages continue to popup with different *.dlls.
> >
>
>
> Description of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 System File Checker
> (Sfc.exe)
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310747
>
> Run SFC to ensure you have the proper system files.
>
> In a command windows, type
>
> sfc /scannow
>
> --
> William
>
>
>
>

WTC
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
"GeorgeL" <GeorgeL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E46BFFDC-862B-43FA-A748-54B5B0318EDC@microsoft.com...
> William,
>
> Ran Scannow, which seemed to execute, but upon completing, it returned
> me to
> the Desktop; without any report of findings.
>
> At this point, I do not know where I stand with this error.
>

Look in the Event Viewer, if there was any file that were replaced by
the SFC, the Event Viewer would have recorded this.

--
William


d3sd32.exe - Bad Image