Compile error in hidden module fix

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Security BlogNo comments

Often malware or macro viruses can corrupt Microsoft Word 2010 or Excel 2010 to give you startup messages which match any of the following combinations:

Compile error in hidden module: AutoExec

Compile error in hidden module: DistMon

Compile error in hidden module: AutoExecNew

These errors occur if your startup file in Microsoft Word or Excel has become corrupt, this can happen due to malware or a plugin that has corrupted the files:

ComctlLib.exd
MSComctlLib.exd

 

To stop the error from appearing when you start Microsoft Word or Excel, do the following:

1) Close all Microsoft Office products that you have open.

2) perform the following, depending on your operating system

If in Windows XP open the following folder and rename the two files above so that they end in .old

C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Microsoft\Forms     where USERNAME is the current user

If in Windows Vista open the following folder and rename the two files above so that they end in .old

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Forms   where USERNAME is the current user

If in Windows 7 open the following folder and rename the two files above so that they end in .old

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Forms     where USERNAME is the current use

3) After renaming the files open the Microsoft Office products, e.g Excel and you will see the error has gone.

 

This compile error in hidden module fix was researched and tested on Microsoft Office 2010 products using Windows 7 64bit Edition.

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