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Avg Keeps Saying Kernel32.dll Has "changed"...


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#1 Dr_Horse

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 05:32 AM

Hi folks, I have AVG anti-virus (http://free.grisoft.com/) and when it does its daily scheduled scan (which is normally when when I turn the PC on for the first time that day) it always says that kernel32.dll has "changed". It doesn't say it's infected or damaged or anything, just that it's changed, and there are no pop-up warnings such as when a file becomes infected. I'm running winxp home, is this an issue?

Thanks in advance for your help, my system specs are:

asus a8n-e
athlon64 3500+ venice
1gb ram
geforce 7800gt oc
windows xp home

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 07:45 AM

Reported changes in system files such as kernel32.dll, wsock32.dll, user32.dll, shell32.dll and ntosknrl.exe are normal for AVG.

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

kernel32.dll, wsock32.dll, user32.dll, shell32.dll and ntosknrl.exe have "changed"

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

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 10:25 AM

THANK YOU!

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 12:11 PM

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