Bad Sector on Run

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by GrayCells, Apr 20, 2004.

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  1. GrayCells

    GrayCells Guest

    I've tried multiple install / uninstall cycles, anti-virus scans, etc., yet every time I try to run the program, I get the following error message:

    "This program has been damaged, possibly by a bad sector of the hard drive or a virus. Please reinstall it."
  2. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    Clover, SC
    I guess the obvious question here would be - have you checked to see if your hard-drive is going bad?

    A quick-check would be to d/l and run BelArc Advisor: BelArc Advisor d/l page and after running it, look down in the left-hand corner of the page and see whether it's noting a bad S.M.A.R.T result. HTH Pete

    *The other obvious question would be - have you totally updated your anti-virus program's defs and engine lately and run a "full" "in-depth" scan with it?
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2004
  3. cps

    cps Guest

    I am having the same problem. NAV2004 deep scan is OK; HDD is OK. SpywareBlaster will install and run in SAFE mode but gives the above error in normal mode (even after the app was installed and run in SAFE mode). I have removed almost everything from the StartupList and will report back if I find the culprit.

    BTW, if you have c:\winnt\system32\gemh.dll on your system, you may have a new data logger. This gremlin also changes the browser startup page and delivers popups. Nasty to find and get rid of. AdAware and Spybot do not yet find it.
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