My operating system is Windows 7, and my computer is a Dell. My main internet browser is Firefox.
I have been directed to this forum from here:
If you'd like to skim in there to see what kinds of problems i've been having, have at it! I'll summarize for you, though.
Basically, my computer is 'on the fritz'
At random, the screen suddenly goes black and seems to freeze up. When it comes back, it says that my display driver had stopped working, but had recovered. It doesn't ALWAYS recover, though...sometimes, it goes black, and then blue-screens on me (cache dump). It forces my laptop to restart, where the black start-up windows is suddenly littered with red dots. When it starts up with the red-and-black instead of solid black, it WILL NOT restart normally. It'll continue cycling through the start-up and bluescreen until I just give up and get on through Safemode with Networking. Sometimes, this lasts for days on end. Other days, it boots up completely normally.
I've worked with a moderator on here already in the Infected forum, and they don't think malware is the problem. I quote: "Mention we feel it may be clean here. Link to this topic. Let's see what they find."
OH! Also, Internet Explorer pops up at complete random, redirecting me to various websites. ALL of the redirects start with the following URL: http://cpvfeed.mediatraffic.com/redir.php?
If it's helpful, I have a notepad document of all of the URLS it's tried to redirect me to. The weird thing is that the websites i'm currently accessing when I.E pops up are mixed in the URL somehow. In example, when I was on the other forum in here trying to make sure my laptop wasn't infected, Internet Explorer popped up with the following URL:
See the Bleepcomputer url at the end of it? Yup. Sooo..not sure what my laptop is doing there.
So there are three things we gotta look into, so I know HOW to fix my computer.
1) Display Driver Failing
2) Blue-screen of death
3) Internet Explorer popping up without being personally accessed
Any help is greatly, greatly appreciated.
Edited by Reesie87, 01 September 2013 - 07:21 PM.