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Run A Dll As An App Error

by dleneg / December 13, 2006 10:18 AM PST

When I try to change my desktop theme I get an error message 'Run a dll as an App has encountered a problem and needs to close'. I am able to change the wallpaper. However, it's stuck on Windows Classic. I was thinking that this started a few months ago when I decided to uninstall some programs. Like StyleXP and Windowblinds. Since then I've been getting this error. This is driving me CrAzY! I've searched the internet for answers, tried several suggestion, but none have worked. PLEASE help!

THANKS!

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Please Try Updating You Graphics Driver
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 14, 2006 7:12 AM PST

Another option would be to try using System Restore back to a time with things were working correctly.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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HI Brother
by kannaera / August 4, 2009 2:54 AM PDT

Iam experincing a Problem with Run a dll as app and Do u got any Fix for this Problem .. This Problem accured when i want change the Theme for Windowsxp Sp3.. I can change Wallpaper but i cant change Theme.. it also says Visual files are not working.. Do u have a fix for this problem.. Waiting for your Help.. Your Brother in Lord JESUS CHRIST

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Just In Case It's Malware.....
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 5, 2009 7:09 AM PDT
In reply to: HI Brother

On a friend or family member's computer, download the Malwarebytes installer and update files from the links below, copy them to a CD or flash drive, then transfer the files to the problem machine and use them. If you can't start the computer into "normal" windows, try installing, updating, and running the scans AFTER the computer is started into Safe Mode.. I use the sites below to download the installer file and the manual updater:

Once downloaded and before transferring them to the problem machine, rename the program installer "mbam-setup.exe" file to something else like "Gogetum.exe", then copy the installer file and the update file to a CD or flash drive.. Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current.. After that, run a full system scan and delete anything it finds.

Malwarebytes Installer Download Link (Clicking on the links below will immediately start the download dialogue window.)
http://www.besttechie.net/tools/mbam-setup.exe

Malwarebytes Manual Updater link
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/database/mbam-rules.exe

Next, download the SuperAntispyware program and the manual updater from the links below. After running the Malwarebytes tool above, if you still can't download and install it directly from the problem machine, download it on a friend or family member's computer as well. After installing and updating SuperAntispyware, run another full system scan and delete everything it finds as well. As before, you may need to rename the installer file to get the program to install.:

SuperAntispyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/

SuperAntispyware Manual Updater
http://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html
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In a few situations, in order for the program to run, it was also necessary to rename the main "mbam.exe" file also after installing it.. It resides in the C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes Antimalware folder....
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Hope this helps....

Grif

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