Blue screen of death AFTER virus removal?
Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:26 PM
I was able to finally remove it by using a flash drive to install MBAM and a registry file onto the desktop. MBAM found a bunch of infected files and cleaned them all up nicely. However, upon restart, the "Welcome" screen appeared, and as I was typing in my password, it suddenly switched to the dreaded blue screen of death, and continued to reboot itself.
I am able to start windows in Safe Mode just fine, but the normal mode always ends with a blue screen. I dug around a little and finally found system restore in Safe Mode, but for God knows what reason, it tells me system restore has been turned off, and I can't see any way of turning it back on.
Essentially, I'm looking for help to rid this computer of this annoying blue screen of death now that I actually removed the virus. I've scanned multiple times with MBAM in Safe Mode, and it never finds anything wrong. Since the virus has disappeared...something must be causing this...but what?
I'll provide whatever information is necessary. Thank you!
Posted 26 February 2010 - 08:20 AM
Welcome to Malwarebytes.
Please run these in Safe Mode.
- Download OTL to your desktop.
- Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
- When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.
- Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.
- Under Custom scan's and fixes section paste in the below in bold
%systemroot%\*. /mp /s
- Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.
- Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
- When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
- Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.
Download the following GMER Rootkit Scanner from Here
- Download the randomly named EXE file to your Desktop. Remember what its name is since it is randomly named.
- Double click on the new random named exe file you downloaded and run it. If prompted about the Security Warning and Unknown Publisher go ahead and click on Run
- It may take a minute to load and become available.
- If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run a full scan...click on NO, then use the following settings for a more complete scan..
- In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Ensure the following are UNCHECKED
- Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically only C:\ should be checked)
- Show All (don't miss this one)
- Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
- Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "ark.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
- Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop
- **Caution** Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries
- Click OK and quit the GMER program.
- Note: On Firefox you need to go to Tools/Options/Main then under the Downloads section, click on Always ask me where to save files so that you can choose the name and where to save to, in this case your Desktop.
- Post that log in your next reply.
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:03 PM
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