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#1 fastsigns

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:55 PM

Hi All!

Not sure if I should be posting this in the anti virus section, but here goes:

I double click or right click and hit 'run' and nothing happens with both IE and Firefox.

Just recently had a problem with malware defense that seemed to go away. Also, recently did some updates from MS for XP, which included IE V7. I also updated it to V8. I don't use IE, but thought it might help. I also ran MalwareBytes, in safe mode, and it found a password infection that I told it to remove.

Any ideas, and thanks in advance?

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#2 OldPhil

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:59 PM

Only a guess, some have had issues with the update to IE8. I would remove it and see if that helps, you can always grab another copy.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 06:39 PM

It was later ascertained that many of the issues laid at the feet of said update...resulted from the fact that user systems were infected.

BSOD after MS10-015 TDL3 authors apologize - http://www.prevx.com/blog/143/BSOD-after-M...-apologize.html

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 11:18 AM

Thanks for the responses.

This is not the problem I am having. Again, all works well, except browsers don't start up; no blue screen of death.

Does anyone know what this might be? Or should I post somewhere else?

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:00 PM

You might look for clues evidenced in errors noted in Event Viewer.

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 01:08 PM

I would try posting this in "Am I infected Thread?". I have seen computers with certain root kits installed hide the fact that they have been rootkitted by malware tools.

Edited by cryptodan, 19 February 2010 - 01:10 PM.





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