Recently, my computer started behaving weird. Some tasks never started and launching any Control Panel applet brought this weird error dialog that displayed: â€œError Loading: C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll Access is Deniedâ€.
I was really annoyed and started hunting down what exactly caused the problem. I thought my computer was infected with spyware. I ran a scan using Spyware Doctor and thank God! There wasn’t any spyware in my computer.
Now, I badly wanted to fix this error and I found out the solution to â€œError Loading: C:\Windows\System32\Shell32.dllâ€ in a matter of minutes.
You’ve got Comodo Firewall and/or Antivirus installed on your computer? That is the application that’s causing this weird error to occur. All you need to do is right click on the Comodo Firewall icon in your system tray, go to Defense + Security Level and choose Disabled.
The error dialog should no longer appear because we’ve disabled the Firewall settings that was causing the dialog to pop up. Let me know in the comments if you need any help!