Screensaver problems



MidLady54
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
I have done some of everything to cleanup my PC which I have windows XP with
the Sp2 pack update. I am not very savy when it comes to these things but
for some reason my screensave which is a standard screensaver just stopped
activating when it should unless I do a shutdown restart and don't sign on.
I was tempted to uninstall my XP and reinstall but I am nervous about doing
this when it told me other things might not work if I uninstall Windowns XP.
Can somenone help a middle aged lady who enjoys using her PC? Thanks

Noel Paton
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
You may already have a virus/spyware hijack

download the Stinger from here and run it to make sure that A-V-disabling
viruses are not present on your PC
http://vil.mcafeesecurity.com/vil/averttools.asp

- update your virus scanner and run a full system scan of all files.

Reboot to Safe Mode and run CWShredder - to remove variants of the
CoolWebSearch hijacker.
http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html

Use CWShredder, the removal tool:
http://www.intermute.com/products/cwshredder.html
(download it without the accompanying rubbish)

download AdAware SE Personal Edition from www.lavasoftusa.com, install,
update, and run it to remove spyware, adware, and other such nasties from
your system.


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

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"MidLady54" <MidLady54@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5610B222-D658-4270-9EC2-C248473CF0B4@microsoft.com...
>I have done some of everything to cleanup my PC which I have windows XP
>with
> the Sp2 pack update. I am not very savy when it comes to these things but
> for some reason my screensave which is a standard screensaver just stopped
> activating when it should unless I do a shutdown restart and don't sign
> on.
> I was tempted to uninstall my XP and reinstall but I am nervous about
> doing
> this when it told me other things might not work if I uninstall Windowns
> XP.
> Can somenone help a middle aged lady who enjoys using her PC? Thanks


Screensaver problems