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    Problem with SYMEvent

    When I select MS-DOS Prompt, sometimes I get the following message:

    This program has performed an illegal operation and will be terminated.
    Quit all programs, and then restart your computer.

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    If the program consistently encounters problems, click the Start button, then select Help, Troubleshooting, and

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    Re: Problem with SYMEvent

    John, you need to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/files/symevnt/symevnt.html>download the latest version of SymEvent</A> from Symantec's website. It's a self installing EXE file - just double click, wait till it's finished, and reboot.

    SymEvent is a low-level system hook that Symantec products use to monitor system activity - notably Norton Antivirus and pcAnywhere.
    -Mark

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    Re: Problem with SYMEvent

    Hi Mark

    This seem to fix my problem, problem was intermittent, time will tell.

    Was my symptom a known problem?

    The web site did not explain what this update was fixing.

    Thanks again, John

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    Re: Problem with SYMEvent

    I'm not sure if it was a known issue or not, quite frankly - what I remember is having the exact same problem, and determining that updating SymEvent was the cure. If I recall correctly there was no mention of it in Symantec's online support docs.

    What the update does is to replace a file called symevent(.sys, .386) which serves Symantec products such as pcAnywhere with a hook into Windows, allowing them to monitor what is happening. Since it interacts at such a low level with Windows, when it goes belly up as it did with you, you start having a miscellaneous assortment of problems. All I can say is thank goodness it's not a problem for you anymore!
    -Mark

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