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Q: Msimn dialog window ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Msimn dialog window
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: dyrol-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 19 May 2003 09:52 PDT
Expires: 18 Jun 2003 09:52 PDT
Question ID: 205869
This window appears stating 'This program has performed an illegal
opeeration and will be shut down.'   'If this problem persists,
contact the program vendor.'   This started appearing after
downloading OE6 and IE6 and I tried forwarding documents.   What does
it mean and how do I get rid of it?
Invalid fault in module HBHOSTOL.DLL could have had something to do
with the installation.  Is that not the fault of Outlook Express?

Request for Question Clarification by errol-ga on 19 May 2003 09:57 PDT
Hi there.

Do you have a program or browser extension called "Hotbar" installed?


Clarification of Question by dyrol-ga on 19 May 2003 10:16 PDT
Yes, Hotbar has been installed.
Subject: Re: Msimn dialog window
Answered By: errol-ga on 19 May 2003 11:10 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello again, Dyrol.

The first thing I did was type the name of the file "HBHOSTOL.DLL"
into Google.
From the second result [
], you can see that somebody else has had this problem although when
using Kazaa, which is based on Internet Explorer.
Outlook Express, Outlook (Office) and many other Windows programs use
the IE code as well.

From the above forum result, the advice given is that this
"hbhostol.dll" belongs to a program called "Hotbar" [ ], a browser extension.

It may be that you chose to install the program or it may have
installed itself via Internet Explorer when browsing.

To remove the program follow these instructions:

- Go to CNET, download and run the Spybot Search &
Destroy utility.

  This popular program will scan your PC for any "adware" or malicious
  Make sure that you read the documentation before use.

  (Definition of "Adware"),289893,sid9_gci521293,00.html

- To prevent these programs from installing again without your
permission, open Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu then click on
Internet Options.
Go to Advanced then under the Browsing part near the top, untick
"Enable Install on Demand (Other)" and "Enable third-party browser

If you still get errors after removing the program, try repairing the
installation of Internet Explorer and Outlook Express by going to the
Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, select IE/OE6 and click
Simply select "Repair" to make IE check for altered and corrupted

Kind regards,

Related Google searches:

"what is adware"

dyrol-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
As a first time user, I couldn't be happier.  With a little more
experience, perhaps I shall be able to do this myself.  Thank you


Subject: Re: Msimn dialog window
From: errol-ga on 19 May 2003 13:16 PDT
Thank you for your kind generosity, Dyrol!


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