Somehow yesterday, I turned on my computer and my firewall (FortiClient) tells me something similar to "Kernel Veryfier is attempting to access... do you allow this?"
This hasn't happened before so I clicked no. The file wanting access was a tmp file. In Task Manager Process it is still running. I know it's usually bad for a process to be running from the Temp folder, and this was causing my CPU Usage to rise to 100%. I ended the process tree and tried to delete the tmp file: it worked and the CPU usage went down drastically. But as soon as I reboot my computer and log on, Kernel Veryfier is there again, asking my firewall for permission, and it was under a new tmp file. I have no idea how it's creating new tmp files even though I'm not accessing the internet. Furthermore, I cannot delete these tmp files, even using Spybot's File Shredder.
I ran numerous scans and registry ones- FortiClient, AVG, Spyware Doctor, MalwareBytes, etc. Nothing was found.
I even did a system restore - nothing.
Later in the day I found out that it was only affecting my user account, so I created a new account on Vista and everything was running fine. I had even backed up and transferred all my files. Then when I rebooted, Kernal Veryfier striked again.
I spent 9 hours trying to fix this problem. I googled solutions, and there was one person who had the same problem. I followed the advice given, but it was very detailed and it didn't work for the person. They fixed it themselves - unsure of how. My last resort will probably be resetting my computer.
I desperately need help - I am afraid to enter passwords and other things online because of fear of losing them. If anybody can help me, I appreciate it.
Edit: I forgot to mention, as of yesterday these new Services under Task Manager have appeared (no group). Sorry, I am unable to read the full name and cannot find it
Samss, ProtectedSt..., NetTcpPort..., Netlogon, LiveUpdate..., KeyIso, idsvc, CLTNetCnS...
Most of these are stopped. I googled some and they appear to be safe.
Oh, and the person with the similar problem apparently fixed it after uninstalling Microsoft Framework 1.1 . I did the same and this is still happening.
Edited by hamluis, 10 July 2010 - 06:30 PM.
Merged topics on same issue ~ Hamluis.