about two days ago i started getting this every time i tried to run a program: C:\windows\system32\version.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. this same error message comes up for every program except microsoft word and windows messenger. i did a system restore back three months and that solved nothing. ive run windows defender and it came up with one hit but after deleting it the error was still there. ive read many forums about this problem but they all say to install antivirus programs, which i cant do because i get the error message right before the setup wizard starts. i used another computer to download the programs and transferred them via usb since firefox, safari, and internet explorer wont open. this is on the vista platform, btw. i am at a total loss and would greatly appreciate help.