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Over the past few days I've installed and uninstalled a new video card and related software and drivers.
PC continued to work properly using my old card.
Last night I installed an update for Messenger Live.
PC worked as normal after the install.
I use Avira Premium AV and did run my weekly scan, including looking for rootkits, late last night. Nothing found.
PC this morning would not run. I got a blue screen with the message that 'fssfltr_tdi.sys' was a fault that was causing me the problem.
I can't find anything online that I understand.
Fortunately I have Shadow Protect Desktop Imaging software on my pc and was able to revert to a clean image and am now running ok.
Can anybody tell me what happened?
Thanks.
J
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Googling the file shows no results!! This usually means malware. Good job that you have disk imaging!
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1101 doc,
I saw that and really didn't believe it.
Guess I'll have to tighten up on my security.
Do you think that restoring the image from 12/08 would be enough to get rid of the problem?
PC seems to be ok now.
Thanks.
J.
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Depends on when you picked it up. Why not do a couple of on-line scans just to backup your installed security-

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
http://www.eset.com/...hp?page=details
http://support.f-sec.../home/ols.shtml
http://www.bitdefend...m/scan8/ie.html

And/or search your system for fssfltr_tdi.sys

In that regard, have you heard about the app called Everything?
http://www.voidtools.com/
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Just42day,

To be on the safe side, you should go to http://www.geekstogo...-Log-t2852.html and follow the directions there. Chances are the restore took you back prior to when you got the possible infection. However, I think it would be best to get yourself checked out in the malware forum. The people there would be the best at interpreting any results you have from scans. They can also give you advice on protecting yourself from future infections.
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What we thought was an infection turned out to be a driver from a failed MS Windows Live update for Messenger Live.
Thanks for all your help.
J
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Good News!
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Thanks for letting us know. :)
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