Thread: C:\PROGRAM RUN DLL ERROR - Please Help

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    Hi I hope this is in the right place of posting, if it isn't my apologies in advance.

    I'm currently running Windows 7 on Sony Vaio VPCEB3JOE, my laptop ran a series of updates last night and restarted normally with no problems.

    However once Windows had completed reloaded the following BOX appeared with the following code:


    It would be great if anyone could advise me on this error and anyway of correcting the problem?

    Thank you in advance

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    This is not the right place to post Windows troubleshooting. This is a C programming forum... you might as well have posted on an airline message board.
    1. Get rid of gets(). Never ever ever use it again. Replace it with fgets() and use that instead.
    2. Get rid of void main and replace it with int main(void) and return 0 at the end of the function.
    3. Get rid of conio.h and other antiquated DOS crap headers.
    4. Don't cast the return value of malloc, even if you always always always make sure that stdlib.h is included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astragal View Post
    Hi I hope this is in the right place of posting
    And what made you think that?? This is a C programming board (as per the URL)...
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    A Google search on that file brings up nothing but this thread. Dollars to doughnuts this is malware.

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    Moved to Tech Board.

    Quote Originally Posted by rags_to_riches
    Dollars to doughnuts this is malware.
    I agree.
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