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Security Update KB2467174 kills Avast! Antivirus Pro & SonicWall in Windows 2000 Pro RRS feed

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  • 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 8:32 PM

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  • 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.

    Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:09 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 3:50 PM
  • I found a 2005 redistributable here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=200B2FD9-AE1A-4A14-984D-389C36F85647

    but installing that doesn't seem to have fixed it.

    Sunday, April 17, 2011 3:56 PM
  • I found that version 3.1.0.556 of the Sonicwall client works. The version I was trying to install, and had installed before, was 4.0.0.830. I have a Vista computer (home) that has 4.0.0.815 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 4:40 PM
  • Solution (run google translate on the below):

    http://blog.m-ri.de/index.php/2011/04/14/workaround-fur-patchday-bug-vom-12-04-2011-wenn-unter-windows-2000-der-einsprungpunkt-findactctxsectionstringa-nicht-gefunden-wird/

    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.

     

     


    Sunday, April 17, 2011 7:51 PM
  • The workaround & comments posted on Ted's Blog - link below- indicate a fix. Tried it and sofar got everything working again.

     

    http://tedwvc.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/new-redists-break-all-dynamically-linked-mfc-20052008-apps-on-windows-2000/

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 1:58 PM
  • MS11-025 has been pulled for Win2000:

    <QP>
    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...
    </QP>
    Source: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-025.mspx


    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (IE, Mail, Security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft
    Friday, April 22, 2011 2:01 PM