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Offline Nums

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Hey guys,
I just checked my Avast Chest and I have 4 files under "System Files" (Kernel32.dll(x2), wsock.dll and winsock.dll) in there and they have no virus type listed next to them either.
What are these files doing in there, are they infected?

Any info would be awesome!

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Re: Kernel32.dll, wsock.dll and winsock.dll files in Avast Chest?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 11:06:03 AM »
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What are these files doing in there, are they infected?
No they are not infected. But i'm confused why you have 2 Kernel32.dll.

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Re: Kernel32.dll, wsock.dll and winsock.dll files in Avast Chest?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008, 12:00:06 PM »
its not a virus !! it's just a copy of the original one in your OS.

if a virus destroy the original one,you can restore your backup in your chest.
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Re: Kernel32.dll, wsock.dll and winsock.dll files in Avast Chest?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2008, 01:58:58 PM »
What are these files doing in there, are they infected?
No, they're there for backup purposes.

But i'm confused why you have 2 Kernel32.dll.
It was updated in 2007. The last three versions are kept there ;)
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Re: Kernel32.dll, wsock.dll and winsock.dll files in Avast Chest?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 07:30:01 AM »
*phew*
Thanks for the help :)

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Re: Kernel32.dll, wsock.dll and winsock.dll files in Avast Chest?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2008, 12:03:49 PM »
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It was updated in 2007. The last three versions are kept there Wink

But i only had only 1 Kernal32.dll and Numa have 2 Kernal32.dll

Where is the another one?

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Re: Kernel32.dll, wsock.dll and winsock.dll files in Avast Chest?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2008, 12:06:39 PM »
Probably the original one had been updated by service pack installation, or some Microsoft hotfix.

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Re: Kernel32.dll, wsock.dll and winsock.dll files in Avast Chest?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2008, 01:06:17 PM »
I get it. Thanks igor