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Windows 7: Random System Crashes

24 Sep 2012   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

WIN | type MSCONFIG | ENTER | STARTUP tab |
Uncheck ALL except for:
Script:
ccleaner    Piriform Ltd    "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" /AUTO
MSC    Microsoft Corporation    
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey 
REBOOT!

You have just told Win 7 to not run unchecked programs at start up time.

You have not disabled the programs. They will be run when needed.

WIN = key with the Microsoft logo on top
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After the REBOOT is finished, then:
CCLEANER | TOOLS icon | STARTUP tab | SCHEDULED TASKS tab |
Use DISABLE button to disable ALL except for:
Script:
CCleanerSkipUAC    Piriform Ltd    "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe" $(Arg0
Close CCleaner.

REBOOT!


You have not disabled any programs. You have disabled the scheduled running.
Later, after your system is running smoothly, you may reenable desired programs.
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After the REBOOT is finished, then:
UNINSTALL

Script:
  Bonjour    Apple Inc.    6/17/2012    2.00 MB    3.0.0.10
µTorrent        7
/15/2012        3.2.0 
REBOOT

REMOVAL OF P2P PROGRAMS
There are signs of one or more P2P (Peer to Peer) File Sharing Programs on your computer.
As long as you are using any form of P2P networking to download files, you can anticipate malware infestations.

References citing the risk of using P2P programs:

Malware: Help prevent the Infection
Perils of P2P File Sharing
How to Prevent the Online Invasion of Spyware and Adware
The Hidden Security Risks of P2P Traffic


I strongly recommend that you uninstall:
µTorrent
BitTorrent
Vuze
LeechCraft
Tixati,
qBittorent

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HOW TO USE MICROSOFT'S OFFLINE MALWARE REMOVER
Windows Defender Offline
· performs an offline scan of an infected PC to remove viruses, rootkits and other advanced malware.
· is a free standalone, bootable malware and virus remover from Microsoft.

Download Windows Defender Offline (about 785 kB)
You will have the choice of downloading the 32bit version (x86) or the 64 bit version (x64).
The link will help you determine whether you are running a 32 bit version or 64 bit version of Windows

NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 32 bit version using a 64 bit version of Windows
NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 64 bit version using a 32bit version of Windows.

You run the 32 bit version on a 32 bit version of Windows.
You run the 64 bit version on a 64 bit version of Windows.

The 32 bit download file name is: mssstool32.exe
The 64 bit download file name is: mssstool64.exe

For the curious, this program was originally name Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.


INSTALLATION:
· Requires an Internet Connection.
· Insert 512 mB or larger USB stick into a usb port.
· Run the downloaded program--mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe
· NEXT button
· Choose the option On a USB flash drive that is not password protected
· NEXT button
· NEXT button
.
The install program will:
· format the usb stick using the NTFS format.
· download less than 230 mB.
· name the USB stick WDO_Media32 or WDO_Media64
· use less than 300 mB.

How to UPDATE the Windows Defender Offline USB stick:
· reinsert the usb stick
· run the installation program, mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe, again.
· the update will download less than 65 mB.

Since the malware database is sometimes updated several times in a day, always update before running.

PERFORM AN OFFLINE SCAN
Bootup your computer from the USB stick
Windows Defender Offline will automatically perform a quick scan.
After the quick scan finishes, Choose Full Scan
Select all of your drives

The initial, full scan can easily take several hours, but
Remember, your computer is being very thoroughly checked for all types of malware.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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25 Sep 2012   #12
Ravendon

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Problem has not returned. Strange.
I had her test all day without a single bsod.
The only thing I did was to reinstall the Dell version of the Broadcom network adapter driver from her profile.
The same one I had installed on my profile to fix the same issue.
The same driver should apply to all profiles, at least that's what I thought.
No other software or drivers were updated.
Every other driver is the latest according to Windows.
So I'll mark this resolved for now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2012   #13
Ravendon

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Well so much for that. The problem went away for a few days and now it's back.

Here are the 5 dump files from yesterday and today.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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