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Windows XP freezing issues.. Possible infection?

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#1 daredninja


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Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:47 AM

A few days ago my Vaio laptop started randomly freezing.. Now it freezes during startup when programs are still booting up. At first I thought it was a hardware problem but I now believe I may be infected with something.

Started the computer in either safe mode or selective startup (without startup items) does not seem to cause freeze ups which led me to believe it is a software problem.

I then tried to run windows defender as well as avast antivirus and both programs freeze during the scanning process. Windows defender freezing at the same point every time. A dll within the system32 folder.

I have also tried unsuccessfully scanning with malwarebytes which also leads to the pc freezing.

I have tried running avg rescue cd booted from a usb and it was able to run a full system scan but did not find anything suspicious.

I have run GMER from safemode and the log was clean.

I have run rkill in safemode (where it did not kill any processes) and in selective startup (where it killed userinit.exe) but running malwarebytes right after still led to freezing in the system32 folder.

I am running out of ideas and am wondering if it might be a hardware problem after all??

Anyway I'm hoping someone may have an idea as to what I could do to resolve my issues..


Edited by Orange Blossom, 23 December 2010 - 08:09 PM.
Move to AII for initial assistance. ~ OB

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