Posts Tagged ‘dll’

Detect DLL Hijacks on Windows

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Just in case you didn’t already have enough security issues to worry about …

DLL hijacking is an attack that makes applications load malicious dynamic link libraries instead of the intended — clean and legit — library on a Windows system. Programs that don’t specify paths to libraries are vulnerable to DLL hijacking as Windows uses a priority based search order in this case to load libraries.

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Fixing Firefox’s “Couldn’t Load XPCOM” Error Message on Start

Friday, December 13th, 2013

I haven’t run into this problem myself (yet) … but maybe you have.

When I tried to start the Firefox web browser today I received two error messages instead of the web browser. It would not start because of this, which left me puzzled for some time. The first error read “The program can’t start because pgort100.DLL is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem”. The only option was to hit on ok, which caused the second error prompt to appear on the screen.

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