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CHARLES HACKNEY asked on March 2, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.

Procedure Entry Point Not Found

» Originally Outlook.exe was affected, now pdu.exe, GPS-Updater.exe, and GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe all say The Procedure Entry Point anceCounter could not be located in the dynamic link library API-MS-Win-Core-Synch-L1-1-0.dll. Maybe this issue is more than Outlook related.

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» An exe file (pronounced as letters E-X-E) is a computer file that ends with the extension ".exe", known as an executable file. When one clicks on an exe file, a built-in routine automatically executes code that can set several functions into motion. Exe files are used to install and run programs and routines.

An exe file is just one of several file format types that are recognized by various operating systems. Text files, which are files that do not generate code but simply display text, end in txt. Microsoft Word saves files with the doc extension, short for document. Another common file type is the compressed or zipped file, which uses the zip extension.

The exe file runs programs, it is thus one of the most useful types of files, but this also makes it potentially harmful. It can be used as a carrier for viruses or other malicious programs(TrojanDownloader:Win32/Vundo.J). If one clicks on a malicious exe file, over the next several hours or days the computer might become unstable. Often the user does not relate the problem back to the cause and attributes it to other factors, such as the need to defragment or replace a disk. Personal information or password keystrokes might be handed over to an unknown website without knowledge of the user, or the machine might delete its own files and crash altogether. Any of these scenarios and more can be set in motion by simply clicking on a 'bad' exe file.

Because of the potential harm, when downloading any exe file, it's a good idea to scan it with a reputable virus scanner before clicking on it. Exe files are generally not meant to be edited, and changing an exe's file size will render it inoperable. It is better to defend than being offended. Experts recommend keeping virus checkers up to date and deleting email from unknown sources. If you receive an exe file from someone you trust, scan it first before clicking on it. Even files that appear to be coming from reputable sources can be used maliciously by third parties without the source's knowledge.

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WILLIAM BROWNELL replied on March 7, 2013

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  1. BRIAN MALM replied on March 2, 2013: » Start Dependency Waker and open a program which fails to start. Press the F7 key to start profiling. Wait until the profiling is stopped with the error message. Now look at the button of the program and select all entries and copy them into a new text file and save this file.

  2. MICHELLE SWAN replied on March 2, 2013: » Every LiveID has a SkyDrive. It allows you to upload 25GB of files and share them to your friends. Go to and logon with your LiveID.

  3. CHARLES HACKNEY replied on March 3, 2013: » The problem of procedure entry point could not be located in the dynamic link library occurred for 3 exe files. The Outlook.exe file was the one that affected me most but I was not able to complete the profile as Outlook 'not responding' meant I could not copy or save. I dont think the profiler was able to complete. I ran Dependency Walker on pdu.exe and googletoolbarNotifier.exe which both had the same problem

  4. SHARON NEBEL replied on March 5, 2013: » In any case you must be loggod in as Administrator. Try first to close any programs running on your computer. If this doesn't help, then restart in "Safe mode"

  5. GALE MCCONNELL replied on March 6, 2013: » There are a lot of rogue programs out there that want to scare you into giving them your money and some malware actually claims to be security programs. If you get a popup for a security program that you did not install yourself, do NOT click on it and ask for help immediately. It is very important to run an antivirus and firewall, but you can't always rely on reviews and ads for information. Ask in a security forum that you trust if you are not sure.

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