0xc0000005 Access Violation Error

The system returns the 'Access Violation' error message when the application attempts to access the location not assigned for its use. Specifically, 0xc0000005 Access Violation message informs that the application is trying to use system memory in an improper way, such behavior is common for malicious applications. For this reason, exception 0xc0000005 code often implies a malware problem (virus, trojan and other).

0xc0000005 Access Violation: Advanced

0xc0000005 Access Violation error message looks like this:

'An application error has occurred and an application error log is being generated. Exception: access violation (0xC0000005), Address'

Since modern OS are complex and multitasking, OS manufacturers have to allocate memory to processes. This ensures that different processes are restricted to definite memory locations, which also prevents malware attacks. When an application is trying to use the memory part allocated for different other processes, but not for this one, the system raises the 0xc0000005 Access Violation error and terminates the application.

The causes of 0xc0000005 Access Violation error are numerous:

Registry errors, viruses, faulty RAM module, DEP feature, bad drivers. There are specific cases of 0xc0000005 Access Violation bound with certain software, such as Google Chrome browser or Symantec Antivirus. Read in detail about 0xc0000005 Access Violation solutions. We update our knowledge base as we come across new instances of 0xc0000005 Access Violation and fixes that helped other users.

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