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Vids cause BSOD - Do I have malware? [Solved]

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Hi Batwulf,

Now I can say that your system is clean. There is nothing to remove. Before I remove my tools can you test your system and let me know results.
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To test it tonight, I watched my YouTube video playlist. The first 9 songs were just fine. Near the end of the 10th song, BSOD. It's the same message every time: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

Earlier this afternoon, it happened again, though I hadn't been near any video sites all day. I was reading articles on Cracked.com when it happened. I know the site has videos, but I never watch them. I just read the articles.

It's the motherboard, isn't it?

Edited by Batwulf, 14 January 2013 - 03:28 AM.

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I really can't say from here but this smells like hardware problem. I can only say that it's not caused by malware. I need to remove my tools from your system now.

Step 1

Please close all running programs and Run OTL
  • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following



  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done

Step 2

We need to clean up your PC from programs we used.

Please start OTL one more time and click CleanUp button. OTL will restart your system at the end.

In case that any of the software we used in this fix still remains on your system please delete it manually (Right click on it and select Delete).

General recommendations

Here are some recommendations you should follow to minimize infection risk in the future:

1. Something to read

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read our little guide How did I get infected in the first place ?

2. Make Backups of Important Files

Please read this article Home Computer Data Backup.

3. Regularly update your software

To eliminate design flaws and security vulnerabilities, all software needs to be updated to the latest version or the vendor’s patch installed.

You should download Update Checker from here. The program will automaticly check for newer version of software installed on your system.
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

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