Author Topic: Attempt to open Microsoft Visual Basic 6 under Avast! reboots computer!  (Read 2664 times)

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bytebloc

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Greetings,

I just newly installed Avast!. When I attempt to open Microsoft Visual Basic 6, it begins to open under Avast! as a "suspicious" program, then my computer immediately reboots itself. After restart, Windows displays a message stating:
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You received this message because a device driver installed on your computer caused Windows to stop unexpectedly. This type of error is referred to as a "stop error." A stop error requires you to restart your computer.
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If I disable Avast!, Visual Basic starts without problem.

I did a full scan after initial install. Avast! found and removed a few "java: agent" problems such as "AIY" and others, but I should now be clean.

Avast! version number is 7.0.1456.
OS is Windows XP.

I'm hoping someone has a solution for this. There are no pertinent "visual basic" + ""stop error" hits in the knowledge base with a search for those terms.

Thanks in advance for any assistance!

marc-d-l

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Re: Attempt to open Microsoft Visual Basic 6 under Avast! reboots computer!
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 01:16:18 AM »
What OS do you have ?

marc-d-l

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Re: Attempt to open Microsoft Visual Basic 6 under Avast! reboots computer!
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 01:19:28 AM »
Google How to Find a Bad Device Driver.

bytebloc

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Re: Attempt to open Microsoft Visual Basic 6 under Avast! reboots computer!
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012, 01:41:48 AM »
Thanks for the responses.

Re: "What is OS?"

OS is Windows XP. It has Service Pack 3 installed and automatic updates.

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Re: "Google How to Find a Bad Device Driver"

If Avast! is disabled, VB6 runs without problem. So, the problem appears to be Avast!. Does that make sense? Or, am I missing something there?

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Re: Attempt to open Microsoft Visual Basic 6 under Avast! reboots computer!
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012, 02:10:22 AM »
is there a new file in \windows\minidump folder?