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Crash And Probable Malware


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#1 cloe83

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 05:33 AM

Hi everyone,
my pc has started crashing, always when I'm watching file Avi with VLC ( but not all the time that I do it and after a while that it's going on ). From the Event Viewer I've seen that the error it's always the same:

Event Type: Information
Event Source: Save Dump
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1001
Date: 17/04/2008
Time: 13.18.18
User: N/A
Computer: CLO
Description:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.
The bugcheck was: 0x1000008e (0xc0000005, 0xbf112780, 0xa9a3f738, 0x00000000).
A dump was saved in: F:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini041708-01.dmp.

I've opened and analyzed the minidump and it says that the problem is probably caused by:

atiok3x2.dll

I've searched in google and some says it can be a Malware but I don't know really. My pc configuration is:

Windows Xp sp2 Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHz 2 GB Ram
Graphic Card: Ati Radeon HD 2600Xt 256 MB
MotherBoard: AsusP5K SE S775
Audio Card in the MB: Realtek ALC883

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 07:56 AM

The file appears to be associated with your video card. Try reloading the video card driver
Malware can hide anywhere, but the file name would be slightly different
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 08:09 AM

Hi! Thank you for your answer!
With Reload the driver do you mean Reinstall ?
Sorry but I'm not english and I'm not an expert in Informatic language! Thanks again!

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 12:46 PM

Yes, I should have said reinstall
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Posted 19 April 2008 - 03:20 AM

Hi, I've reinstalled the driver for the grafhic card, first just adding them without de-installing the old one but then I couldn't hear any sound from the pc, I've tried everything. So I de-installed all Ati - related software and drivers and installed the new ones and all works. Also, in the folder Windows/system32 there's no sign of the file atiok3x2.dll. I don't know if it's normal or if it's because it was something "bad"!
Anyway now I'll see if the pc works fine! I'll let you know in a few hours.
Thank you!




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