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Offline 2harts4ever

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Morning,

For the record I am running a Compaq Presario AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3300+, 2411MHz/1.93 GBs RAM, running Windows Xp Home, SP3., with IE8.
 
I tried running a scan this morning and the following error message appeared: -- Application cannot load skin.  Function "usiGetSkin" failed --

I have already tried the fix below that I found on your forum but it didn't work:
 
Select START -> RUN...
Enter the following command:
If you have Windows NT or 2000:
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\REGSVR32.EXE ACTSKIN4.OCX
If you have Windows 95, 98 or ME:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\REGSVR32.EXE ACTSKIN4.OCX
If you have Windows XP:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\REGSVR32.EXE ACTSKIN4.OCX
Press OK (or Enter).
A message saying that the file was successfully registered should appear.

When I do it I get a message saying it 'failed'.

Any ideas?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever
Compaq Presario AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3300+, 2411MHz/1.93 GBs RAM, running Windows Xp Home, SP3., with IE8, Avast antivirus, Comodo Firewall, Spyware Blaster, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Windows Defender,Trojan Hunter,SUPERAntiSpyware Pro, PSI.exe

Offline Lisandro

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Can you run ashSimp2.exe from avast folder?

For some reason, ActiveSkin (the 3rd party library avast uses for skinning) does not seem to be working on your system. As a workaround, we may disable skinning in avast - that should solve the problem.

To do that, open the file <avast>\data\avast4.ini, look up the [UserInterface] section, and add the following entry:
StartWithSkin=0

At least you can wait for avast 5.
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Offline nmb

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Do you have malwarebytes antimalware installed?

did you do a scan today? and fix anything?

yes : http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=49100.0

No : continue with Tech

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Hi Tech and nmb,

Yes, I ran 'malwarebytes anti malware' this morning and like a 'dummy' I removed the 19 items it found before checking it out further.

Do I have any options to get Avast up and scanning again?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever
Compaq Presario AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3300+, 2411MHz/1.93 GBs RAM, running Windows Xp Home, SP3., with IE8, Avast antivirus, Comodo Firewall, Spyware Blaster, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Windows Defender,Trojan Hunter,SUPERAntiSpyware Pro, PSI.exe

Offline nmb

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go to mabm quarantine and restore the deleted items. do a reboot after that(if avast doesn't start after restoring the files from quarantine).

nmb

Offline 2harts4ever

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nmb and Tech,

Restoring the files from Quarantine did the job! 

I am now running a scan with Avast.

I will be more careful in the future before I go and delete something that I don't know what I am deleting.

I appreciate your fast responses and your excellent advice.  Have a great day!

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever
Compaq Presario AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3300+, 2411MHz/1.93 GBs RAM, running Windows Xp Home, SP3., with IE8, Avast antivirus, Comodo Firewall, Spyware Blaster, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Windows Defender,Trojan Hunter,SUPERAntiSpyware Pro, PSI.exe

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you are welcome.  :)

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WHO EVER WAS THE GENIUS THANK A LOTE  I FIX THE PROBLEM

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Offline Lisandro

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riko777, it's time to upgrade to version 5 (and not keep the version 4.8...).
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