tcpview.exe I get iphlpapi.dll error

June 7, 2011 at 16:59:36
Specs: Windows Vista, AMD quad 920 8GB
winvista 64 home SP2

When I run tcpview.exe to monitor possible malware activity, occasionally I get iphlpapi.dll error...tcpview will not start...most often while running Pandora One (pandora.exe) player...

What's interesting is if I run Pandora One in Firefox 4.x browser no apparent problems...
I have FF 4.x, IE 8 Chrome 11...all Win updates current

I've run sfc /scannow in admin errors reported...


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June 7, 2011 at 17:24:03
Never tried it on a 64 bit system.
Might look at event viewer logs for more details.

I'd guess that somehow you have proven that the fault lies with the pandora one.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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June 7, 2011 at 18:19:23
Thanks Jethro-

hmmm...reviewing the admin event logs...found same error with TCPview.exe 2.4 waaay back before I even ran Pandora...something to do with TCPview, and iphlpapi.dll not liking each other...nothing on support (publ. of TCPview) about the error.

Any known malware symptoms associated with isphlpapi.dll call? I had a nasty way back then at the same time as the error in TCPview.dll.

Run full-body scans with Avira...negative but MS msert.exe. Shows Win32PowerRegSchedule...Win32RegCure...TrojanJSLoop,,,all "partially removed"....

Curiouser and curiousier...

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June 7, 2011 at 18:23:30
...and any recommendations here for the best aftermarket malware removal software for the oh so hard to clean critters?


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June 7, 2011 at 18:44:50
I know sysinternals has a web page to run apps from their site but I doubt that would help you. I can't say what the issues. The app is made by some of the MS greats and not much of chance it is bad. So, I'd be thinking your system somehow. Either hardware, firmware or software or third party drivers. The nic could be causing this issue I guess.

Well, best way I know of is to reload the OS from OEM disks. The result defeats all rootkits and virus. You may have to sweep any media that you have too.

Your issue is more of a lack of best practices. Best practices will tend to prevent malware. Learn and use as many as possible.

Not sure there is a best application. On all tests that I have seen some work for some stuff while not working for all and vise a versa for the competition.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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June 7, 2011 at 18:57:10
I've got several archive image files(6 mos) I can resort to with a recent backup of all the data files...I was hoping to avoid this...but I guess I'll have to do a restore back to before this all started. Good point...I'll scan all the data files including email b/up before restoring...



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June 8, 2011 at 12:31:08
Totally anecdotal...BUT...the iphlpapi.dll error when running TCPview.exe 3.x is non-existent when running Pandora One in a Ff 4.x browser.

However, the Pandora One standalone player running in an Adobeair environment, all latest versions, eventually causes a crash of TCPview on startup...and an occasional Avira AV crash warning...always citing iphlpapi.dll as the failure...

mi dos pesos......002US

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June 8, 2011 at 12:46:11
dos centavos maybe? :)

I guess you could sweep registry for any info on those files.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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June 8, 2011 at 14:11:34
Swept Reg up-down-sideways-continuous and often...nada...

Scanned everything so nice...did it twice...mas nada....everything turned to caca when I installed I-Exploder 9...reverted back to IE 8...mucho mejor..

Starting to suspect a Falsie on the virus I had muy raincoats on non-stop...system is hummin' hay problemas...

Apparently there are other compatibility issues with TCPview.exe on sysintervals here's the fix...don't do dat no mo...


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June 8, 2011 at 18:21:39
OK, thanks.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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June 23, 2011 at 09:28:22
Here's an update for others who may be experiencing similar woes:

After chasing this thing for days/weeks...finally out of desperation, turned to Comcast Online Malware Removal support - not cheap - $130US, but ultimately worth every penny, as I learned the process to be able to do this to my own system:

1. The Tech logged on to my computer remotely which I was able to monitor every keystroke and ask detailed questions which he patiently answered.
2. Did many tests etc. cleaned up registry, services startup etc.
3. Finally upon running a battery of test software, most of which is available like Malwarebytes(first prog he installed and ran)Process Explorer and Autoruns from, the Tech installed remotely, TDSS Killer scan by Kaspersky (free tool downloadable) a rootkit malware was found (Rootkit.win32.TDSS.tdl4)
4. TDSS then prompted to cure. Problem further file I/O creashes etc.

To the staff at Malwarebytes, thanks for all your help.

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