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Posted 24 October 2007 - 05:42 PM
Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:50 PM
Editors Note: in most cases a large HOSTS file (over 135 kb) tends to slow down the machine. This only occurs in W2000/XP/Vista. Windows 98 and ME are not affected.
To resolve this issue (manually) open the "Services Editor"
Start | Run (type) "services.msc" (no quotes)
Scroll down to "DNS Client", Right-click and select: Properties
Click the drop-down arrow for "Startup type"
Select: Manual, or Disabled (recommended) click Apply/Ok and restart
Edited by tos226, 24 October 2007 - 09:55 PM.
Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:43 AM
kernel32.dll, wsock32.dll, user32.dll, shell32.dll and ntosknrl.exe have "changed"
There are many valid reasons for those files to show changed, a Windows update, file system check that replaced them if corrupted, and others. As long as AVG doesn't say they are infected it is ok. If it continues to show changed, delete the following file(s) in the C:\ directory and AVG will create a new one(s)...AVG7DB_F.DAT, AVG7QT.DAT
Changed File Alerts
It is normal that AVG shows that files, the MBR or Boot record to have changed. These are done during normal maintainance, when you or windows updates files or have had to correct errors on the drive. The only time that you should worry is if they also show as infected.
To get AVG to quit showing them as changed, open the AVG Test Center, click the F3 key on your keyboard and tell it to accept the changes. If it still shows something as changed after this.. delete the file named AVG7QT.DAT in the %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\avg7\ folder and AVG will rebuild it the next time it is run.
The %ALLUSERSPROFILE% is different for each version of Windows. The following are the typical locations for XP and Win9x
XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\avg7
Win9x -C:\Windows\All Users\Application Data\avg7
Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:47 PM
The thing that puzzles me a bit is that your hosts file isn't all that long and it sure is missing a lot of other very bad things.
Posted 28 October 2007 - 07:54 AM
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