Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Dr.Watson Postmortem Debugger

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked



    GeekU Teacher

  • Retired Staff
  • 15,822 posts
Please download DAFT and save it to your desktop:
  • Double-click the daft.exe icon.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • Select everything it is displaying there
  • Click the Fix button.
  • Then rescan with DAFT again - it should say now that "All associations are OK"
  • Close DAFT if you receive that message. This means that it is fixed now.
Please open up Notepad and copy all of the items in the code box below.
Change the "Save As Type" to "All Files". Save it as fixthis.reg on your Desktop.


Now double-click fixthis.reg.
A window will come up asking if you want to let it merge with the registry.
Click yes.
You can delete that after it merges.
Please download OT CLeanit from Here save it to your desktop.
Double click on OT Clean it to run it.
Then click on Clean up.
Restart yor computer when prompted.
This will remove what tools we used.
Upgrading Java:
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 7.
  • Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
  • Click the "Download" button to the right.
  • Select your Platform and check the box that says: "I agree to the Java SE Runtime Environment 7 License Agreement.".
  • Click on Continue.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation (jre-6u6-windows-i586-p.exe) and save it to your desktop. Do NOT use the Sun Download Manager..
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.
Use a Firewall:

Install and use a firewall with outbound protection
While the firewall built into Windows XP is adequate to protect you from incoming attacks, it will not be much help in alerting you to programs already on your PC attempting to connect to remote servers
I therefore strongly recommend that you install one of the following free firewalls: Sunbelt Free Firewall or Zonealarm
See Bleepingcomputer's excellent tutorial to help using and understanding a firewall here
Note: You should only have one firewall installed at a time. Having more than one antivirus program installed at once is likely to cause conflicts and may well decrease your overall protection as well as seriously impairing the performance of your PC.

Delete\uninstall anything else that we have used.

System Restore
Then I will need you to reset your System Restore points.
The link below shows how to create a clean restore point.
How to Turn On and Turn Off System Restore in Windows XP

If you are using Vista then see this link > http://www.bleepingc...143.html#manual
After that your log is clean. :)

The following is a list of tools and utilities that I like to suggest to people.
You do not have to have all or any of them they are only suggestions.
This list is full of great tools and utilities to help you understand how you got infected and how to keep from getting infected again.

Spybot Search & Destroy-Uber powerful tool which can search and annhilate nasties that make it onto your system. Now with an Immunize section that will help prevent future infections.

Spyware Blaster - Great prevention tool to keep nasties from installing on your system.

Spywareguard-Works as a Spyware "Shield" to protect your computer from getting malware in the first place.

IE-SPYAD- puts over 5000 sites in your restricted zone so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all.

Windows Updates - It is very important to make sure that both Internet Explorer and Windows are kept current with the latest critical security patches from Microsoft. To do this just start Internet Explorer and select Tools > Windows Update, and follow the online instructions from there.

Tony Klein article To find out more information about how you got infected in the first place and some great guidelines to follow to prevent future infections you can read this article by Tony Klein.
  • 0





  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 13 posts
thanks so much for all your speedy and comprehensive help! It's great to have virus protection also :)
What's strange though, is that although my computer is now able to shut down without freezing (it froze previously due to the virus), my Internet Explorer is still encountering errors all the time.. i've been accessing Geeks To Go through mozilla firefox because that wasn't getting errors, but since the system restore i've been getting them on firefox as well! i'm not sure whether i would still be getting the "DrWatson's postmortem debugger has encountered an error..." box if i hadn't deleted Dr.Watson's, but i'm getting "internet explorer/mozilla firefox has encountered an error..."
  • 0




  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 13 posts
sorry to double post, but I realised:

I forgot to mention that I’ve been getting "Blue Screens" a lot lately (sometimes more than once a day).. They say the same thing every time:


And the technical details read:

*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0x1A5F736C, x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x80505BBD)
  • 0



    GeekU Teacher

  • Retired Staff
  • 15,822 posts
Sounds like more than a malware issue to me.
Since you are now clean of malware post a thread in the XP forum where they will be better able to assist you.
The forum can be found here > http://www.geekstogo...2003-NT-f5.html

SInce this issue seems to be resolved as far as malware goes it is closed.
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP