I just joined the forums today.
My issue has to do with basically every internet browser I have and Nvidia Geforce Experience. Whenever I open chrome and opera, both of them crash instantly. Additionally, whenever I open firefox and edge and go to certain pages such as get.adobe.com or opera.com/download, the websites crash. On IE, it does basically the same thing; the only difference is that I go to the webpage it generally crashes on and it says IE stopped responding, but IE is still loading the webpages and I can still add a new tab! Also, after getting an alert yesterday from Geforce Experience that a new video card driver was available, I clicked on the alert, only to have a window pop up saying that it crashed. I tried to open Geforce Experience again. Crashed again.
After trying to use a system restore point from October 18, 2016 (before I had this issue) I still had this problem. A Microsoft support rep said that it is most likely a virus. I did have trend micro officescan installed at the time, however, but i'm guessing some viruses can get past your security.
The only change I can remember is installing MSI Afterburner. I may have downloaded a thing or two, but only used trusted sites to download from (Cnet, Opera, sourceforge).
As a last resort, I tried to used Darik's Boot and Nuke using a USB drive that I used Universal USB Installer with to put the DBAN iso on there. It was DBAN version 2.3.0. I got an error saying "cat can't open '/proc/cmdline' no such file or directory." I tried to fool with my bios settings, but still got the same error.
So I am now at a loss of what to do. If all else fails, I will just return this hard drive (under a warranty). I would like to solve this problem if possible.
Also, I have nothing important that I want to salvage off of the potentially infected computer, as I just use it as a gaming computer. I wasn't sure if the whole section about Darik's Boot and Nuke made that obvious, but there you go.
Anyway, any help at all would be appreciated. Have a nice day!