Saturday, April 16, 2011 8:32 PM
Security Update KB2467174 kills Avast! Antivirus Pro & SonicWall in Windows 2000 Pro. Windows Automatic Updates installed Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2467174).
This update caused a couple of programs to fail when launching with the error message:
"The procedure entry point FindActCtxSectionStringX could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll."
The X was either an A or a W in my case.
Operating System: Windows 2000 Pro SP4
I uninstalled KB2467174. I then uninstalled and reinstalled Avast! Antivirus Pro and it worked.
However, I have tried everything and SonicWall Client is still not functional.
Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:09 PM
In another post there was a suggestion to reinstall an older version of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=2051a0c1-c9b5-4b0a-a8f5-770a549fd78c, but that did not fix the SonicWall issue.
Still receiving the message:
SWGVVpnClient.exe - Entry Point Not Found
The procedure entry point FindActCtxSectionStringA could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll.
Sunday, April 17, 2011 3:50 PM
I have the same issue. C++ 2008 was never updated as it was not installed. I tried uninstalling the KB for 2005, but still no luck. I am trying to use Sonicwall 4.00. I tried to install 4.26, but it failed, probably because Win2K is not supported by it.
Sunday, April 17, 2011 3:56 PM
I found a 2005 redistributable here:
but installing that doesn't seem to have fixed it.
Sunday, April 17, 2011 4:40 PMI found that version 126.96.36.1996 of the Sonicwall client works. The version I was trying to install, and had installed before, was 188.8.131.520. I have a Vista computer (home) that has 184.108.40.2065 that works. I didn't try that on this computer, so I don't know if it's just a build 830 thing or all 4.x's.
Sunday, April 17, 2011 7:51 PM
Solution (run google translate on the below):
copy the files mentioned in one of the folders from step 4 and one of the folders from step 5 to your c:\windows\system32 folder on Windows 2000 and reboot.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 1:58 PM
The workaround & comments posted on Ted's Blog - link below- indicate a fix. Tried it and sofar got everything working again.
Friday, April 22, 2011 2:01 PM
MS11-025 has been pulled for Win2000:
Why was this bulletin rereleased on April 21, 2011?
Microsoft rereleased this bulletin to reoffer the updates to address a known issue in which the updates were erroneously offered to Microsoft Windows 2000 systems, which are no longer in support. This is a detection change only...
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (IE, Mail, Security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft