Application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142)

Hello experts.
I have one USB memory stick and after a full virus scan with avast antivirus i can't open any more the stick in explorer and i get the error :Application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142) click OK to stop.
The title of the error is: application error
Any help?
Who is Participating?
The most likely reason that you can't use it is that avast detected a virus and modified or deleted the file to make it safe. tThe file you mention - - is a virus that is used to grab username and password info for online games. It has several aliases. You need to make sure it does not propogate to the rest of your system when you plug it in. Take a look at the page below under File System Modifications.
i had the same issue with a memory stick and it was because my av removed the .exe file from the usb stick. without the .exe file the memory stick showed as a defective device i ended up getting another one and lucky i didnt have anything important.
PanosAuthor Commented:
Do you know if i can find this .exe?
When i run my PC with Ubuntu i can open the stick and paste the file there.
On-Demand: Securing Your Wi-Fi for Summer Travel

Traveling this summer?Check out our on-demand webinar to learn about the importance of Wi-Fi security and 3 easy measures you can start taking immediately to protect your private data while using public Wi-Fi. Follow us today to learn more!

m... then thats not the problem. let me do some more research
Yeah, maybe running Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware ( will be able to remove it automatically if you don't want to do it manually. Also, you can try Flash Disinfector (
PanosAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your help.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.