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SMC.EXE - Application Error at Windows Logon Screen - Symantec Endpoint

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We have about 50 users on our network.  About 6 of them have been receiving an SMC.EXE - Application Error each morning when they come in.  All of our users leave their computers running overnight, but logged out.  They are a combination of Windows XPP SP2 and SP3.

We are running Symantec Endpoint client.  How can we resolve this error?  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
-David
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by:Rob Williams
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The should be a matching entry in the event viewer. Are there any additional details there?

There are frequent reports of SMC conflicting with VPN client software such as CheckPoint, SafeNet, and others. Any chance there is a VPN client installed on these machines.

Also are you able to verify it is a legitimate SMC file? There are a couple of viruses that disguise themselves as smc.exe
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These are the Application Errors from the Event Viewer:


Event Type: Error

Event Source: Application Error

Event Category: (100)

Event ID: 1004

Date:  11/4/2008

Time:  8:33:47 AM

User:  N/A

Computer: ALUMINUM

Description:

Faulting application Smc.exe, version 11.0.2000.1231, faulting module SpNet.dll, version 11.0.2000.1231, fault address 0x0002b81d.
 

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Data:

0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74   Applicat

0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c   ion Fail

0010: 75 72 65 20 20 53 6d 63   ure  Smc

0018: 2e 65 78 65 20 31 31 2e   .exe 11.

0020: 30 2e 32 30 30 30 2e 31   0.2000.1

0028: 32 33 31 20 69 6e 20 53   231 in S

0030: 70 4e 65 74 2e 64 6c 6c   pNet.dll

0038: 20 31 31 2e 30 2e 32 30    11.0.20

0040: 30 30 2e 31 32 33 31 20   00.1231 

0048: 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 65   at offse

0050: 74 20 30 30 30 32 62 38   t 0002b8

0058: 31 64                     1d      
 
 

 
 

 
 

Event Type: Error

Event Source: Application Error

Event Category: None

Event ID: 1001

Date:  11/4/2008

Time:  8:34:05 AM

User:  N/A

Computer: ALUMINUM

Description:

Fault bucket 728799988.

 

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Data:

0000: 42 75 63 6b 65 74 3a 20   Bucket: 

0008: 37 32 38 37 39 39 39 38   72879998

0010: 38 0d 0a                  8..     

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Those are pretty generic events, I am afraid that doesn't help much.
As mentioned earlier are there any VPN clients installed?
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by:David Hulnick
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VPN software is not installed on those units.
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Sorry I have no other suggestions, perhaps others will. If you have a Symantec support contact it might be worth contacting them, though I find they are seldom much help.
--Rob
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This issue has stopped occurring on the machines.  Perhaps, Symantec put out a fix....
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Good to hear. Thank you for updating davidari321.
Cheers !
--Rob
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