Not having that much internet access and the time to blog, I’ve quickly gone through my feeds and pulled a couple of things out of them

  • A WUS Wiki which sounds like a bad day for Jonathan Ross, but is actually a wiki for the new Windows Update Services.
  • Links to video’s of the Tsunami. This hit whilst we were on holiday and I never got to see any moving pictures of the wave itself – saw plenty of horrific news photos of the devastation afterwards though.
  • I removed Norton AntiVirus off the home computer as the subscription had run out and I’m not impressed with the number of infections that have gotten past it this year. Instead I’ve tried the free home edition of Avast’s Antivir software which looks ok. It certainly picked up on eicar when I downloaded it – will be interesting to see how it copes with email borne virus’s

Fixing vpmsece.dll errors in outlook

when you open your first email after starting Outlook, you see the error message Error: “VPMSECE.DLL could not be installed or loaded. It may be missing or there may not be enough resources.” The error message may or may not reference a location, as in: “C:\Program Files\NavNT\vpmsece.dll could not be installed or loaded. It may be missing or there may not be enough resources.”
The documented solution is to uninstall the symantec security client, delete extend.dat (search your computer for this file) and start outlook. If this doesn’t work, reinstall outlook (in my case office). There is no way I was going to uninstall office and then reinstall it so I went hunting.
10 minutes later I had a solution.
A quick search on the registry for vpmsece.dll comes up with LDVP under hklm\software\microsoft\exchange\client\extensions. Disabling LDVP under tools/options/other/Advanced Options/AddInManager and restarting Outlook and everything was ok. Re-enabling the extension and the problem re-occurs.
Deleting the registry entry hklm\software\microsoft\exchange\client\extensions\LDVP and restarting outlook means I don’t get the error message and the LDVP addon is not listed in the registry.
I then installed Symantec Client Security again and all seems to be ok. The cryptic LDVP has been replaced with SavCorp810 in the extension manager which is a lot easier to work out what the extension is.