This all started after I opened a web link in IE, after it wouldn't display in FireFox. (not something I normally do & kind of a dumb move on my part)
Last night, for the first time in a number of years, I had a BSOD. Within a few minutes of restarting, I had another. This repeated iteslf a number of times. Some programs wouldn't work, either. (firefox, process explorer, event viewer even crashed) I couldn't get online, or even connect to my modem - troubleshooting said the ethernet cable was unplugged, which was not true. I tried some scans and they came back clean. (ESET, MalwareBytes) Then I did some RAM tests w/ MemTest - OK. Eventually I did get back online this morning (after a number of reboots) but couldn't connect via my VPN: "OpenVPN failed connection / All TAP-Win32 adapters on this system are currently in use". Reboot > OK now.
I'm concerned that a rootkit or something like that has settled in. Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Some quick details:
Win 7 x64
AV = ESET NOD32
BSODS from last night (these happened multiple times - there may have been others I missed, as it was auto-restarting at first):
> modification of system code or critical data structure was detected
PS: Great site! I've lurked here for years.
Edited by Kranium, 02 June 2013 - 04:53 PM.