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Urlmon.dll Causing Programs To Crash


Since installing cumulative security update for internet explorer 8 for windows 7 for x64-based systems (kb978207) about a week ago (or shortly after then) i started having problems with lots of programs crashing or refusing to start all all. All of the ones that give a meaningful crash report pinpoint urlmon.dll as the source of the problem. This only seems to be affecting the 32-bit version of urlmon.dll (in the syswow64 folder), since i can run ie 64-bit just fine. I can only assume that the file somehow got corrupted during the process of installing the update.

How can i revert the installed update? It's not showing up in the view installed updates window. Failing that, (or if it turns out that's not the cause of the problem) how can i get a clean copy of the file from my install cds? I tried booting up the cd and getting a recovery console, but using the 64-bit cd the syswow64 folder was pretty much empty (stands to reason), and using the 32-bit cd it wouldn't give me a console at all (on account of this being a 64-bit install).

If anyone has any ideas, that'd be grand. I tried sfc /scannow, and that confirmed that there is a problem in urlmon.dll, but it said it was unable to repair the file. I'd rather not have to do a full reinstall over a single file, especially since this is a relatively new install anyway.
I've included the crash log from internet explorer (32-bit), but other programs are giving similar results.


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