Note: This was in the Infected? Forum for a couple weeks with no responses. Maybe it belongs here.
On my Dell laptop Latitude D620 running XP.
I had been getting messages that my Firefox has been running slow. I followed the recomendations last week - clearing cache and stuff like that. I've been better about powering off at night vs. my usual leave it on all the time.
But a couple weeks ago - Tuesday and Wednesday, the screen has been going blank and or rebooting without cause and or locking up, causing me to power off frequently. So frequently I have to use another computer to post this.
Before giving up today I ran Super Anti-Spyware, Malwarebytes and Avast Anti-virus. The only program to find anything was the first, and it only found ad-tracking.
I found a boot USB and booted up to XPud.
It has stayed on - no problems for the last half hour at the XPud screen, which, by the time I gave up on my Dell, would have been impossible to go for that long problem free.
XPud ran through some stuff and here are the results:
3 lines like this, with the first long number being diff each time
[ 6.4453031 sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: =write through
ximit: No such file or directory (errno2): unable to connect to X server
ximit: No such process (errno3): Server error
sauth:(argv):1: bad display name "(none):0" in "remove" command
sh: no job control in this shell
Anyone know xPud messages?