How to resolve error 0xc000007b opening Adobe After Effects?


I have installed Adobe CS6 on Windows 8 and get the error "0xc000007b" every time I open open Adobe After Effects. All other Adobe software, including Photoshop and Premiere Pro work perfectly. I have looked online extensively but have not found any solutions.

What can I try/do to resolve this error?

Best regards, Manu

OS: Windows 8 (64 bit) - CPU: Intel Core i3-3110M 2,40GHz - RAM: 6GB DD3 - FX: AMD Radeon HD 7670M

asked on Super User May 17, 2013 by user225170 • edited May 19, 2013 by JoshP

1 Answer


Do you have Microsoft Security Essentials? The only thing I can find online about it is something that says that it detects a critical file for After Effects as a malware threat. You may have to tell it to ignore the file. It is amtlib.dll that it will detect. You may or may not have to reinstall after you tell it that the file is safe.

answered on Super User May 18, 2013 by AJ Henderson

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