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#31
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No, the laptop is usually used on a flat surface [table], I rarely use it on my lab or on the couch.
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Your Virtual Memory is fine. Have you updated Avast and done a thorough scan?
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Actually not. I will do that right away.

One more thing that is slow: when the screen saver comes on, my account locks up... and when I want to sign in again, it takes a while to bring up the screen again.
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Actually not. I will do that right away.

One more thing that is slow: when the screen saver comes on, my account locks up... and when I want to sign in again, it takes a while to bring up the screen again.


I quit using screen savers, standby and hybernation. I'll boot up in the morning and if I'm going to leave the computer for more than 30 min or so, I turn the monitor off. I have fewer problems this way.

Account? your using dial-up?

Do you use FireFox?

Re-reading....I would disable that screen saver....
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We use Cable to access the Internet... and yes, I am using Firefox and Thunderbird.
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"account locks up" ...what does this mean? my cable is always on.....
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oh, sorry for not being clear :whistling:

it just means that it goes back to the start page where you can decide with which account you can log on - there are two accounts on this laptop, mine and my husband's.
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I would quit using that screen saver and just turn off the monitor/screen. I use one of two ways:

1) I can just close the laptop

2) you can go into Power Options in Control Panel and for 'turn off monitor', select 1minute
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ok :whistling:

I am running the scan right now. I'll post the results later.

Besides that, I think we have exhausted all options :blink:

Thank you so much.
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ok :whistling:

I am running the scan right now. I'll post the results later.

Besides that, I think we have exhausted all options :blink:

Thank you so much.


yep....I'm running out of 'ideas'.....and your welcome....
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Avast found the following files. I stored them in the Virus Chest. The first three were marked as a virus, the last three didn't have a description.
How do I know what to do with them now?

A0024008.dll
pskavs.dll
pskavs.dll


kernel32.dll
winsock.dll
wsock32.dll
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Whatever you do, don't reboot your laptop. The last 3 are part of your operating system, maybe. I say maybe, because hackers can make any file look like a virus. We'll have to check locations to make sure files are where they're supposed to be. Today is 'hazardous waste day so I've got to get down there. I'll be back in a few hours and look into this.
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Does Avast give a path to where it found these 3 files:

kernel32.dll
winsock.dll
wsock32.dll

pskavs.dll is part of Panda software. Do you still use Panda?

Edited by macten, 28 April 2007 - 11:37 AM.

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Oh, oh... I read this too late and shut down my computer last night.

The start up is still kind of slow, but besides that I didn't have problems booting up.

The first file A0024008.dll was found in the C:\System Volume Information\_restore{ ... followed by a long number/letter combination.

I only used Panda once to check for malware, but I am not using it anymore.

The other three files seem to be system files, they were found in C:\Windows\system32

What should I do with all of that?
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As long as it booted up, no problem.

>>The other three files seem to be system files, they were found in C:\Windows\system32

Those are system files. Avast flaged those? I've never seen that. As long as you didn't quarantine or delete those last 3 files, I think you're ok....
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