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Windows 7: "Preparing security options" message after attempted shutdown

26 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
"Preparing security options" message after attempted shutdown

I've never experienced this message before. I have not had a virus or malware be detected in a year. This came up when I tried to close KVIRC, an IRC client program and turn off my laptop via the power button.

Was this a glitch or something? I'm really hoping it isn't a virus. I haven't experienced any performance issues so..

I should add the laptop appeared to freeze. I powered down, rebooted, and everything seemed to run normally.

UPDATE: Microsoft security essentials picked something up with a full system scan. Not sure if the 3 viruses were related.

This happened a little after 2:00 am, if that helps in sifting through the data.

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26 Aug 2012   #2

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If you get another BSOD make sure you post all the info from the SF Tool, some files were missing.

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26 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Scanned with MalwareBytes, it didn't find anything. Will see if it's a driver issue. It's very strange it did this. LIke I said, this has never happened before.
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