So, here's the situation...
After the Dr. Watson Post Mortum Debugging Error I ran MBAM & Avast & am clean. I then rebooted. I scan my system at least once daily for infections. Also use, Spywareblaster & AdAware. No errors thus far.
I believe the error had to do with printer drivers...but that's just a guess. Yesterday, my wife tried printing some text from a site & she later told me that it wouldn't print. Later that day I tried printing & received the spooler error saying that the printer wasn't installed. I have seen this occur before on a couple of occasions when trying to print text from a site causes a spooler error with the printer. The site that my wife was visiting was a Blogger food blog. Nothing malicious from what I know. Anyway, removed & reinstalled the printer with the disc, while unplugging to reset & all was well again. Also, when the printer was back online, the pages that my wife was trying to print, printed. So, I figured the spooler error I received resulted from the time my wife tried to print those pages that wouldn't print.
Then today, after using the computer all day off & on, I was writing an email in OE & I received the Dr Watson error. I don't believe a browser was open or any other program at that time. I located one .dmp file from last night, around the time I was deleting & reloading my printer drivers. I cannot open the file without some debugging software or something else that can read the file.
So, any opinions on this matter? Perhaps I should do nothing & see what happens. Maybe I should delete & install the printer again. Has anyone seen, as I have, such a situation where a certain website causes spooler issues? Look, I certainly do not wish to perform unnecessary work but I do want to be sure my machine is ok. Oh yea, I am using a 3.5 year old computer with XP Home.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!
UPDATE: I just ran another Avast scan but this time a full scan & found something strange. I have attached a screenshot. I moved the file that could not be scanned to the vault & received a message that the file was ok. I will now begin my research on said file.
Edited by Bub12, 06 November 2009 - 12:46 AM.