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Old 01-27-2006, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Firefox blue screens

Recently when I have 2 or more windows open, I'll get a blue screen and when I go back all my FF windows are closed. It's kind of scary. Could this be a virus?

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Old 01-27-2006, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can check by running : HighJackThis the posting the log in this thread.

Happy Hunting.

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Old 01-27-2006, 04:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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OK it appears as though it wasn't related to my comp.- it was a particular site that I go to occasionally related to high risk investments (which isn't surprising with the hackers that are attracted to those) that triggered the blue screen. Didn't think that was possible though.
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Old 01-27-2006, 04:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Never heard of that happening. Then again strange things happen all the time.

If you still want to check out the machine :

Follow these instructions carefully
Contributed by Warez Monster

Download ALL 4 programs and update them as soon as they are installed, this is very important, except for Hijackthis!.

Ad Aware SE Personal

Spybot Search and Destroy

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware



Follow these steps

Delete the prefetch folder C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch, this folder will come back on next reboot.

Delete all cookies and temporary internet files in the control panel.

Go to Start, run, type msconfig, go to startup, disable everything except your antivirus, click apply, dont reboot yet.

Download Msconfig Cleanup below

Msconfig Cleanup

Run Msconfig Cleanup after you unchecked the items you were told to uncheck and recheck, click "Select All", then click "Clean up Selected", then click "Quit".

Now run each spyware program 1 by 1. Running all 3 at the same time will slow most systems down.

When each program has finished scanning, remove everything.

For Microsoft Antispy, after it has finished scanning, some items will/might be on ignore, you will need to select remove unless the program is valid such as VNC Viewer, etc.

Now go to the recycle bin and delete everything that is in it.

When finished with the scans, reboot, and go into Safe Mode and run these scans again, remove everything they find, and then reboot back into Windows in normal mode. You dont need to run Hijackthis! yet.

Then run HiJackthis!

Save the log, copy and paste the log on
Do not attach the log, copy and paste always. This will make things go much faster.
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