I'm not very good at techno speak I'm afraid so be gentle with me! I have had problems this week with my pc following the download of the new AVG version 7 and have also had dwwin.exe error messages. My system has been giving me messages about virtual memory running low and then programs start to shut down one by one. I have kept my task manager open and have discovered a program called CLOCK PLAN.exe created on 12 December which keeps replicating itself using approx 4900K of memory each time it appears on the list so I assume this is the reason that I am getting the virtual memory messages but does anyone know where it could have come from or how to remove it?
Yes it could be. I've tried denying it in zonealarm, i've tried uninstalling AVG, I've unchecked the box in start-up, I've run my bt-yahoo anti-spy program, but all to no avail. I'll try the ad-aware program and see what happens. I also tried system restore but it was unsuccessful!
After I posted the last message, I managed to get system restore to put my system back to a few days before the problem started and all seemed ok for a day or two but now I am getting an error message every time I try to run any program. "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142). Click on OK to terminate the application." Does anyone have any ideas what this means and what I can do to correct it? I can't even do system restore this time as I get the same error message!
I can find no referance to 'clock plan.exe', everwhere i have tried comes up blank. It could be a 'new' bit of malware. I dont know how to, but there must be some way of 'submitting it for examination' to AVG, or your chosen anti-mal company.
I have ended up having to restore the pc to factory settings! Nothing else worked so it was the last resort and I'm now spending hours on end reinstalling everything! It's a bit of a nightmare but you're all probably used to it! Thanks for your help though and I've marked this item resolved. Cheers Shirl