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Display Drivers Failing, Firefox not responding, cannot launch steam?


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#1 UntiX

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:31 PM

All of these problems have occurred around the same time and seemingly from nowhere.

System:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
4 GB Ram
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz OC -> 3.21GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX+

Symptoms:
Graphics Drivers Randomly Failing
Programs Crashing on start-up. Specifically Photoshop CS3 and Steam
Random Firefox crashes.

Actions taken prior to this post:
Avast scan on full heuristics returned two viruses before computer froze up and had to reboot.
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I've run ComboFix once because a user posted here (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853772&page=3) that it was a potential fix.

I appreciate any help I can get on this forum. I've read through some of the other posts and it seemed to be a very nice community. Normally I would have just formatted and reinstalled windows but I don't have my spare hard drive with me to back up my data.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:07 PM

First and fore most:

No one should be using ComboFix unless specifically instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. When issues arise with new malware infections or other security tools conflicting with ComboFix, experts are aware of them and can advise users what should or should not be done while providing assistance. Those attempting to use ComboFix on their own do not have such information and are at risk when running the tool in an unsupervised environment. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.

What specific issues are you having that requires using ComboFix?

Compliments of QuietMan7

Secondly:

Please follow the instructions in ==>Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide<==.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

Most importantly please be patient till you get a reply to your topic.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:31 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic414585.html

Thank you for response.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:33 PM

Can you include the combofix log as well in your first post.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:36 PM

Added to the bottom of the post

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:55 PM

Since you now have an open Malware topic created, this topic is now closed.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:38 PM

To elaborate on that:

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic414585.html]you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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