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Windows 7: Known (strange) error, probably maleware, not sure


31 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium, Version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)
 
 
Known (strange) error, probably maleware, not sure

Hi

I just restarted my laptop (Dell Studio XPS L502 i7) and I received this strange error (check attachment screenshot) ... this is the first time I received this error and being honest .. I'm a bit worried .. is it some sort of virus/maleware or something similar?


Please advise.

Thanks in advance



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31 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Hi Gabe22 What is your current antivirus and firewall?
I would start with a scan with hitman pro and then a full scan with malwarebytes and we can take it from there here are the links for the programs post back with the scan results

Hitman Pro - HitmanPro 3 - SurfRight (Just download the 32 or 64 bit version Depending on what System type you have installed

Malwarebytes - Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download
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31 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium, Version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)
 
 

I'm using latest avast free version and default firewall that comes with windows, do I need to uninstall avast to use the above scanner software's?
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31 Mar 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Looks to be connected with Dell DataSafe

Hidden Start v2.1 - Microsoft Community

Apparently quite an annoyance to some Dell users

Disable "My Dell Downloads" popup - Laptop General Hardware Forum - Laptop - Dell Community

A Guy
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31 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium, Version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)
 
 

A Guy @ thanks for clearing it up ... I just ran a full scan and found nothing ... and being honest .. that freaked me out but you just made my day .. thanks dude.
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31 Mar 2013   #6

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Good to hear, have a good one

A Guy
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