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Windows 7: Random BSODs at idle and starting up

05 Dec 2011   #11
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianlee1979 View Post
Hey Zig I enabled the driver verifier and it blue screened as soon as windows loaded up. The cause was vsdatant.sys associated with Zone Alarm. I know for a fact because after some reading I uninstalled ZA and everything is fine now. Is there anything that can be done where I can use ZA without having that problem?

I ask because I really like ZA and enjoy using it. I know other people have also had the same problem but not sure what has/can be done about it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Glad you are working. If your version of ZAP was newest and it still crashes probably not

I was a ZA fan till they started getting bloated and crashing.


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05 Dec 2011   #12
brianlee1979

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Full retail)
 
 

Yeah it was the newest version. So if not ZA what would you recommend? Right now I'm just using the windows firewall. My brother was using COMODO but it was causing his computer to crash also so I'm not sure about that one either.
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05 Dec 2011   #13
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianlee1979 View Post
Yeah it was the newest version. So if not ZA what would you recommend? Right now I'm just using the windows firewall. My brother was using COMODO but it was causing his computer to crash also so I'm not sure about that one either.
I dont remember what you are using for the malware, but for myself I use ESET Smart Security 5.x. Combines NOD32 and an easy to use firewall.
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06 Dec 2011   #14
brianlee1979

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Full retail)
 
 

Thanks Zig I'm actually checking it out right now. So far so good with my pc, still no bsod's yet. I got my fingers crossed still expecting one lol. Oh yeah, I've been using Malwarebytes also. I ran a full system scan yesterday and it found nothing. Anyways, I will keep you updated.
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11 Dec 2011   #15
brianlee1979

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Full retail)
 
 

Well I did get one more blue screen and it was when I shut down my pc. This was almost a week ago and I just turned it back on today (been using the laptop instead). I don't remember exactly what it said but I know it had memory corruption on it. I haven't put the other bad stick in either since I tested them and it failed. I also haven't tested the other ones since then either, mainly because I wasn't having problems.

I've included zip file just like I did last time too. Any more help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help.
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11 Dec 2011   #16
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianlee1979 View Post
Well I did get one more blue screen and it was when I shut down my pc. This was almost a week ago and I just turned it back on today (been using the laptop instead). I don't remember exactly what it said but I know it had memory corruption on it. I haven't put the other bad stick in either since I tested them and it failed. I also haven't tested the other ones since then either, mainly because I wasn't having problems.

I've included zip file just like I did last time too. Any more help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help.
Virtually all of the recent ones are Related to ZoneAlarm Firewall Driver. I would remove it and use the built in windows firewall instead (at least to test).
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11 Dec 2011   #17
brianlee1979

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Full retail)
 
 

Ok thanks, I've uninstalled the ZA Firewall driver.. didn't even know it was still on here! I'll test it and see how it goes.
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11 Dec 2011   #18
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianlee1979 View Post
Ok thanks, I've uninstalled the ZA Firewall driver.. didn't even know it was still on here! I'll test it and see how it goes.
good luck and yell if you need help
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