MachineIdCreator Application has encountered a problem and needs to close

Avast May 25, 2012 3 Comments

I have been using McAfee for quite long time but the biggest problem with McAfee is that it does everything excpet protecting computer from Viruses and Malware. Not I’m not being sarcastic, this is the fact. My laptops/PCs crash due to virus infection or malware infection at least 2-3 times a year.

McAfee might be able to detect and protect against some commonly known viruses but it doesn’t protect against malware.

So I decided to try Avast.

I was installing Avast trial version on my PC and came across this error.

MachineIdCreator Application has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

MachineIDCreator Error

MachineIDCreator Error

First I couldn’t find out the source of this error and tried to ignore it. But it popped up again, so I decided to nail it down.

In the error window when I clicked on the details I came to know the real culprit.

Source of error

Source of error

It turned out to be the Avast antivirus which I was installing on my PC.

You can’t easily find that it is Avast. MachineIdCreator.exe application doesn’t give any more information.¬†but if you look at the avguidx.dll it has got AVG which is Avast.

This doesn’t stop Avast installation and installation goes through.

Comments

3 Responses to “ MachineIdCreator Application has encountered a problem and needs to close ”
  1. eric

    AVG is NOT Avast!
    two completely different companies and two totally different products.
    This error is associated with AVG.
    I would be willing to bet that in your case, there is leftover remnants of and old AVG install.
    It is possible that avg and avast both use this one module, but unlikely.
    I am getting this error right now while installing Avg.

    • Ajay

      You are so right, I did’t realize that I, accidently, installed AVG thinking that I’m installing Avast.

      This error has nothing to do with Avast.

      I un-installed AVG and installed Avat, it went through without any errors.

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