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Windows 7: Random BSODs after running AdwCleaner

08 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Random BSODs after running AdwCleaner

After picking up the "search.conduit" PUP, I ran AdwCleaner to get rid of it, and have been getting random BSODs ever since.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2014   #2

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Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Usra\Downloads\SF_08-02-2014 (1)\SF_08-02-2014\020814-7628-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*
Executable search path is: 
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.18044.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`03262000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`034a6670
Debug session time: Sat Feb  8 22:45:25.632 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:02:18.459
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
*                                                                             *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 50, {fffff8a00fffc000, 0, fffff880081adc02, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for acedrv09.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for acedrv09.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for BHDrvx64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for BHDrvx64.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : acedrv09.sys ( acedrv09+4c02 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Norton is a known cause of BSOD's. Please remove it and use Microsoft Security Essentials.

Recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability compared to other security software:

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Malwarebytes - Free

Good and Free system security combination.

Scan with Kaspersky TDSSKiller:Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller

ESET online scanner: Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET

Reduce items at start-up: Startup Programs - Change

Perform a clean boot: Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Run a System file check (SFC): SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

acedrv09.sys driver belongs to the process Filter Driver ProtectDisc belonging to the software acedrv by Protect Software GmbH.
Use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall stubborn software. Opt for Advance Mode while uninstalling which allows leftover registry removal:Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems
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My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks for pointing out "acedrv09.sys"....After some more digging, I realized that I unsuccessfully tried to install a version of Magix Music Maker in compatibility mode. The driver "acedrv09.sys" was added into my system files and that was causing the BSODs.
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