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Windows 7: Getting BSOD every few minutes, problem with modidras.sys

26 Jan 2013   #31
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes, you can create your own w7 DVD and use the key from the sticker somewhere on your machine.
Full instructions here. You'll end up with a nice bloat free OS.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7


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27 Jan 2013   #32
amaksoud

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Last night I ran windows defender offline and it found a few threats ( 3 or 4 ) one of them was a worm and the others were mal-ware, I deleted all of them and the status was Succeeded.

I ran another full scan that ended up clean.

Now I was working normally to check if I will get the BSOD or not, windows explorer hung a few times and this is not the first time during the past 2 days but may be this was the worst.

After a while both symatec end point and Security essentials reported that they found threats.

Symantec found 3, one of them was sality32 or something like that and w32/taterf.gen!e

Security Essentials reported one threat and that is w32/taterf.gen!e

I removed all threats reported on both.

Any suggestion to further check for that worm and completely removing it ?

I'll try spyware doctor until I get a reply from you.
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27 Jan 2013   #33
amaksoud

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I didn't do any scans as Spyware doctor detects them then needs a registration to fix.

I had another issue with SEP as all the components disappeared from SEP interface except for the Network Threat Protection, which was also not enabled on Security Essentials.

I tried to remove SEP but it was not there in the programs list and I had a hard time finding a solution for that until I came across Cleanwipe which is a tool made by Symantec for such cases and it's not available for public download.

I ended up removing SEP and having only Security Essentials which I really doubt it's abilities.

Should I get another antivirus software like Kaspersky or ESET ? Should I get some anti-spyware like Spyware Doctor? Are there any free & reliable anti-spyware? Please let me know what do you think.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yes, you can create your own w7 DVD and use the key from the sticker somewhere on your machine.
Full instructions here. You'll end up with a nice bloat free OS.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

I tend now to think about a fresh install, thanks for the help.
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27 Jan 2013   #34
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I personally use Norton Internet Security with good success and no problems. This Security Essentials, is that Microsoft Security Essentials, MSE? It and Norton can conflict.

In my sig are links to MalwareBytes and Super AntiSpyware, download each, update and run full scan, separately with each. Make sure you UNcheck Start 30 day trial on MBAM.

If you have paid Norton stay with it, unless it is only the AV, then get a suite with AV and firewall.
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28 Jan 2013   #35
amaksoud

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I personally use Norton Internet Security with good success and no problems. This Security Essentials, is that Microsoft Security Essentials, MSE? It and Norton can conflict.

In my sig are links to MalwareBytes and Super AntiSpyware, download each, update and run full scan, separately with each. Make sure you UNcheck Start 30 day trial on MBAM.

If you have paid Norton stay with it, unless it is only the AV, then get a suite with AV and firewall.

Thanks for the feedback.

Yes, I meant MS Security Essentials.

Today I bought Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 and tried to install it but the installation failed after it asked for removal of MSE.

I tried Kaspersky Virus removal tool as recommended by Kaspersky but it didn't find any threats.

Further more, I downloaded Kaspersky Rescue Disk to a bootable flash memory and run a scan that could only find 23 items in SEP's Quarantine folder, I deleted all of them.

I still can't install KIS 2013 and I have contacted KIS support for that but they didn't reply yet.

I had to reinstall MSE again.

One last thing, I downloaded a copy of windows 7 and while burning it to a flash memory, it gave me an error before it finishes .

I can't remember the exact error phrase but it was a problem making or verifying the boot.ini file.

I tried that on a different laptop, any hints ?
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28 Jan 2013   #36
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Also in my sig is a link to Revo Uninstaller, try it and remove Spyware Doctor. For the w7 iso, you might try downloading it again, sometimes the first one is corrupt for unknown reasons and use something to burn the image to the flash stick.

I'll give a shout to someone who know Kaspersky.
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28 Jan 2013   #37
amaksoud

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Spyware doctor was uninstalled no problem with it.

For the ISO, I'll just give it a try like that in a vm if I can boot the vm from a flash.

If it goes well, I'll try that with my laptop.

I read somewhere a feedback from one who had the exact same problem and then he booted from the flash memory normally and windows was installed.

The error is not with boot.ini, it's with bootsect which makes the flash memory bootable.

Thanks.
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29 Jan 2013   #38
amaksoud

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Update:

During my attempts to install KIS 2013, I downloaded Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 to a flash memory and ran a full scan overnight that resulted in 2 threats (basically the same virus but in 2 different winrar files).

I deleted them and restarted and was still trying to figure out how to install KIS 2013.

After one failed attempt of installation, I had a windows firewall prompt to allow KIS traffic..........that was after the installation failed not during the installation.

I turned off Windows Firewall and tried to reinstall but it failed again.

Then I was notified that there are new updates available for windows and I was able to install them

That was the origin of the problem, not being able to run windows update and the problem developed as described here in this thread when I followed some instructions on MS Answers website.


Yet, I'm unable to install KIS 2013 and I have to admit that the response of their support is really disappointing. I created the support case more than 12 hours ago and so far there's no single response.

Norton used to have real time chat support with remote assistance option as I recall.


Note, Kaspersky Rescue Disk performed better than ESET & windows defender offline and was able to discover the threat I mentioned earlier.
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29 Jan 2013   #39
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good news on the update part at least. My friend should pop in soon on the KIS issues, he runs and installs it a lot.
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29 Jan 2013   #40
amaksoud

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Good news on the update part at least. My friend should pop in soon on the KIS issues, he runs and installs it a lot.
Ok, Thanks, I'll be waiting for his feedback along with Kaspersky's.
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