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DMSetup.exe not a valid Win32 application error

Received the blue screen of death about 1 week ago and had to restore Windows XP from a disk.  Updated with service pack 3 and have recently installed Rapport.  I have now finally successfully uninstalled Rapport but now everytime I attempt to reinstall McAfee "McAfee Total Protection" via the DMSetup.exe I get the above error... DMSetup.exe not a valid Win32 application.

If I attempt to load any .exe I get this error and if I attempt to load the McAfee security centre all I get is a white screen and nothing.  So I am unable to run any scans either.

Would appreciate any feedback on this as I am now completely lost and afraid I'll download some other software that will kill my PC.

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Re: DMSetup.exe not a valid Win32 application error

Check the date and time, if it is not correct, correct it and restart the computer

* Click on start->control panel -> ADD/REMOVE programs and check for the following programs :-

Adware SE Personal

Anti Trojan Elite

Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus

Avira AntiVir Premium

AOL Active Virus Shield

Avast! Professional Edition

Avast! Home Edition

AVG Anti-Virus

AVG Anti-Virus Free

Kaspersky AVZ (Russian)


BitDefender Free Edition

BluePoint Security


Clam AntiVirus

CA Anti-Virus


Comodo AntiVirus

Command Antivirus

CyberDefender Internet Security

Drive Sentry (antivirus & antispyware)

Dr. Web

Dr. Web CureIt

Exterminate It!

E-Set NOD32


Fortinet FortiClient End Point Security

F-Prot Antivirus


GFI Mail Security

G DATA Software

Kaspersky Anti-Virus

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

MAXsecure AntiVirus

Moon Secure Antivirus


Norman ASA

Norman Virus Control (NVC)

Norton AntiVirus/Norton 360

Outpost Security Suite

Panda Antivirus

Panda Titanium Antivirus

Panda Cloud Antivirus

PC Tools AntiVirus

PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition


Proland - Protector Plus

Quick Heal Total Security

Rising Antivirus

Sandbox (computer security)

Sophos Anti-Virus

Spybot Search & Destroy


Trend Micro

TrustPort PC Security

Trojan Remover

Untangle Gateway Platform Virus Blocker


VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware (Sunbelt Software)

ViRobot Expert


Windows Live OneCare

Webroot Spy Sweeper

ZoneAlarm Antivirus

If found any of the above uninstall it and restart the computer.

Then get into ADD/REMOVE programs check for

microsoft.net framework which should be version 3.5 (if not go to http://download.microsoft.com , click on popular downloads and download .net framework 3.5)


MSXML version 4.0 (if not follow the link http://service.mcafee.com/faqdocument.aspx?id=TS100495&lang=en_US&prior_tid=2&AnswerID=16777216&turl...http://service.mcafee.com/faqdocument.aspx?id=TS100495&lang=en_US&prior_tid=2&AnswerID=16777216&turl... to download MSXML 3&4)

Please get back with the below mentioned details :-

* What is the type of internet connection you have ? (DSL/DialUp/Cable/Wireless/Satellite)

* What is the version of IE ?

( open internet explorer -> hold the ALT key and press H key in the keyboard, in the popup window select About Internet Explorer

A new window opens were check the following :-

  • version
  • Cipher Strength
  • Product ID
  • Update Version )


Message was edited by: YOGAPAARTIBAN PALANI on 2/17/10 6:11:31 AM CST
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