Re: urlmon.dll error on IE6

Discussion in 'Windows XP Internet Explorer' started by Jim Byrd, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. Jim Byrd

    Jim Byrd Guest

    Hi Anne and Chris - I assume that you both are running IE6SP1 (Open IE6,
    then click on Help|About to see the version). If so, try downloading
    and installing the Cummulative Update 818529, here:

    See if that solves it for you. If you still have problems, please post
    back in this same thread.

    Regards, Jim Byrd, MS-MVP
    Please respond in original thread in Newsgroup.

    In 003301c34a1c$aca4b140$, Anne typed:
    Jim Byrd, Jul 14, 2003
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  2. Jim Byrd

    Anne Guest

    Hi Jim,

    I am not able to download anything as I keep getting the
    same error that IE has encountered an error and needs to
    close. My internet service is provided by Comcast through
    a cable modem. I am not sure if that could have anything
    to do with it. Thanks for your help.
    Anne, Jul 17, 2003
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  3. Jim Byrd

    PA Bear Guest

    How about installing Q818529 and anything else your system needs via Windows
    Update Please disable your
    anti-virus application the entire time you're doing this. All other
    Windows-based applications should also be closed.
    HTH...Please post back to this thread

    ~Robear Dyer (aka PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE)
    PA Bear, Jul 17, 2003
  4. Jim Byrd

    Jim Byrd Guest

    Hi Anne - What's your Operating System and SP level?

    Regards, Jim Byrd, MS-MVP
    Please respond in original thread in Newsgroup.

    In 0c1e01c34bfc$4de30030$, Anne typed:
    Jim Byrd, Jul 17, 2003
  5. Jim Byrd

    PA Bear Guest

    PA Bear, Jul 17, 2003
  6. Jim Byrd

    PA Bear Guest

    Agreed. IE6.00.2800.1188 is *not* a valid IE version.

    ~PA Bear

    PA Bear, Jul 17, 2003
  7. Jim Byrd

    Anne Guest

    Hi again,

    version: 6.0.2800.1106IC
    cipher strength: 128-bit
    update versions: SP1
    product ID: 55736-843-3980895-04816

    The error I received while trying to open Hijack This.exe
    was: "a required .DLL file, MSVBVM60.dll, was not found."

    I have not had problems while starting or shutting down my
    computer. The error I receive while on the internet seems
    to be the problem, other than the error I received trying
    to open the Hijack This file.

    I did have this posting half written when a screen just
    took over my computer. It did not have any way to close
    it that I could see. It was some sort of internet search
    that did not show the address. I tried a right mouse
    click to see if I could close it but it wasn't an option.
    I tried ctrl-alt-del and tried to end task but it shut
    down my machine. Any ideas on that? Thanks, Anne
    Anne, Jul 18, 2003
  8. Jim Byrd

    Anne Guest

    I tried to reinstall the Windows 5.6 Scripting Engine and
    I got the same error I have been getting re: urlmon.dll

    I will try to save it to disk or CD at work tomorrow and
    see if I can load it that way. I don't think my IE will
    let me download anything or save from a source on the

    Thank you so much for all your help. I will post back
    once I reinstall that file.

    Take care,
    Anne, Jul 18, 2003
  9. ....
    PMFJI but why not assume that she already has 818529?
    Then 6.0.2800.1188 makes sense as ModVer of urlmon.dll
    (Subject: of this thread)

    Then I would wonder if she has the right copy of that module?

    So some potentially clarifying diagnostics would be:


    (to see what exactly is supposedly applied)


    cd \windows\system
    dir urlmon.dll

    (to see date and size of module.) Notice from manifests in 818529
    that versions for other OS have different sizes and timestamps.

    I think that some of the confusion may be due to the fact that the
    Error Signature was probably transcribed manually rather than being
    captured to the Clipboard. To capture the Error Signature drag the
    mouse over the text and press Ctrl-c (unfortunately there is no right-click
    menu there). Then paste that result instead of having to type it all.

    In particular then we could see if she was really seeing this:

    If so, urlmon.dll will be a victim not a culprit.

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Jul 18, 2003
  10. Jim Byrd

    Anne Guest


    I verified the error signature and that is exactly how it
    reads. I did perform all the critical updates which
    include 818529 but I am still receiving the error.

    When I get the error, it does give me the option to send a
    report. I am not sure where the report is sent. Should I
    try and capture that data. It looks like a lot of data.
    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Anne
    Anne, Jul 18, 2003
  11. Jim Byrd

    PA Bear Guest

    Earlier on the 17th, OP corrects initial post and states IE Help>About
    displays '6.0.2800.1106IC'.

    AFAIK even with Q818529 installed, IE Help>About will still display
    6.00.2800.1106, Robert. Have you seen otherwise?[/QUOTE]
    PA Bear, Jul 19, 2003
  12. Jim Byrd

    PA Bear Guest

    If you find a Details button in the error (unlikely), press it, copy
    whatever it says and post it in a reply.

    You state that you've installed Q818529. Please confirm the following:

    1. IE Help>About>Update Versions> Q818529 is found here;

    2a. Mshtml.dll is version 6.0.2800.1170;

    2b. Shdocvw.dll is version 6.0.2800.1203;

    2c. Urlmon.dll is version 6.0.2800.1188.

    [Search for (WinKey+F) each of the above

    3. If you have Yahoo Companion (Toolbar) or Google Toolbar installed,
    uninstall it via Add/Remove Programs.
    HTH...Please post back to this thread

    ~Robear Dyer (aka PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE)
    PA Bear, Jul 19, 2003
  13. Jim Byrd

    Anne Guest

    IE information: version: 6.0.2800.1106IC
    Update versions: SP1; Q818529; Q330994; q313829

    I verified each file and they all had the version that you
    listed. I don't have Yahoo companion or Google toolbar
    installed. thanks again. Anne

    Anne, Jul 19, 2003
  14. I verified the error signature and that is exactly how it
    In that case you had better use an anti-virus application
    because iexplorer.exe is a known trojan.
    (The real Internet Explorer main application module
    is iexplore.exe (no trailing r).)

    No just capture the text in the Error Signature using the technique
    I mentioned. Unfortunately there is no easy way to capture the extended
    diagnostics apart from PrintScrn which is ridiculous.

    Did you understand my point about capturing the size and date
    of your urlmon.dll using a dir command in a command window?

    I guess you should also do the same thing with that


    you appear to have.

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle, Jul 19, 2003
  15. PA Bear,

    That is the application version. I'm saying that the numbers in question
    are from the *Module* version. The module is urlmon.dll, the Subject
    of this thread. I'm sure if Anne captures the Error Signature instead
    of trying to transcribe it that things will be clearer. (I'm still hopeful that
    rather than there being a real Trojan we're just getting led astray by some

    Robert Aldwinckle, Jul 19, 2003
  16. Jim Byrd

    PA Bear Guest

    I see your point. I had assumed that in...

    AppName: iexplorer
    ModVer: 6.0.2800.1188
    AppVer: 6.0.2800.1106
    [the 2 versions above may have been inadvertently switched as a typo]
    Offset: 000082a2
    Modname: urlmon.dll

    ....6.0.2800.1188 was pointing to 'iexplore(r)' and 6.0.2800.1106 was
    pointing to 'urlmon.dll'.

    I certainly *hope* all the above were typos.[/QUOTE]
    PA Bear, Jul 19, 2003
  17. Jim Byrd

    Anne Guest

    Hi Robert,

    AppName: iexplore.exe AppVer: 6.0.2800.1106 ModName:
    ModVer: 6.0.2800.1188 Offset: 000082a2

    The above is the copy/paste of an error I just got. It
    says iexplore.exe I may have tranposed the original
    error but I have received it many times and each time
    wrote it on a piece of paper and those say iexplorer.exe

    I did a file search for iexplorer.exe and didn't find
    anything. I work at Western WA University and downloaded
    McAfee Virus Scan from our computer website on CD so I
    could reinstall it this evening. It is 4.5.1 SP1. I
    uninstalled my old version and reinstalled the new one. I
    did a full system scan and found nothing.

    I did not understand how to capture the size and date of
    the urlmon.dll using a dir command in a command window. I
    am definitely learning more about computers but consider
    myself a novice.

    I appreciate your help. Thanks, Anne
    ..html >
    Anne, Jul 19, 2003
  18. Great. That's what I was hoping you would find.

    The Command window has its own Edit menu.
    You can select a block of text using your keyboard's cursor keys,
    then press Enter to copy the selection into the Clipboard.
    I recently discovered that at least on XP there is also a right-click
    mouse menu which may be easier but in either case the Mark command
    always starts at the top of the window. Press Shift when you want to
    change the Mark into a selection.

    I don't have your OS but I suspect you could find a Help panel which
    may give you a different description of this if you need it. For example,
    I just pressed Win-F1 and entered command, edit, mark, select, shift
    and found that that selected the help item:
    "Copy text from a command prompt window"

    Serendipity: in the Related Topics there is a link to
    "Copy and Paste MS-DOS text using the mouse"
    Thank you for making me find that!

    Happy to help

    Robert Aldwinckle, Jul 19, 2003
  19. Jim Byrd

    Anne Guest

    Hi Robert,

    I am hoping the text below is what you were asking for.

    Microsoft(R) Windows 98
    (C)Copyright Microsoft Corp 1981-1999.

    C:\WINDOWS>cd \windows\system

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM>dir urlmon.dll

    Volume in drive C has no label
    Volume Serial Number is 3749-15FF
    Directory of C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM

    URLMON DLL 483,840 04-14-03 9:25a URLMON.DLL
    1 file(s) 483,840 bytes
    0 dir(s) 350,945,280 bytes free


    I will also post back to PA Bear with answers to his
    questions. Thanks again. Anne
    Anne, Jul 19, 2003
  20. Jim Byrd

    Anne Guest

    Hi PA Bear,

    I will try and answer your questions below.
    I also responded to Robert's question in another posting.
    I must have transposed the iexplorer in the AppName which
    should be iexplore. I am sorry. This is all new to me
    but I do believe I am actually learning something. Thanks
    for your patience.
    I am not the only user of the computer. My husband, Vern,
    also uses the computer. He uses Hotmail email and views
    the internet. The only thing that I have done to the
    computer was to run a thorough SCANDISK, defrag and try to
    update the McAfee which failed as I was not able to
    download. I was able to load the from a CD that I burned
    at work the McAfee version 4.5.1 SP1 which is on our
    website for Western WA University. I did run that and all
    looked OK. I ran the Ad-aware that I had already
    installed which was an older version. I tried to download
    it today and received my usual error. I was able to go
    back and save it to my computer and then run the newest
    version Ad-aware 6.0. There were 11 new objects including
    on called CoolWebSearch listed as Malware. The rest were
    categorized as DataMiner. I did delete them all.
    I did go to the website above and tried downloading and
    got the error. I am thinking maybe I should go into work
    and download a good version of a virus scan product on CD
    and then bring it back and load it. Do you think I should
    do this and maybe download something different than McAfee?
    it to CD and then loading it here.


    Volume in drive C has no label
    Volume Serial Number is 3749-15FF
    Directory of C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM

    File not found
    350,912,512 bytes free
    I copied the above just in case that would help. ?
    Thank you for helping me. I really appreciate it. Anne
    Anne, Jul 19, 2003
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