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09-07-2012, 10:48 AM
Win Vista Home comes up with the massage " Windows encountered a critical problem and will restart in one minuite" have tried running a mem test all ok. MSSE detects two infections but windows shuts down before it can do anything
Cheers Wayne

09-07-2012, 11:08 AM

Someones got to do it so,

I dont think windows massages.

anyway, try booting into safe mode.

09-07-2012, 11:38 AM
Oops but it may need some TLC if it doesn't play ball. Yes have tried safe mode still same message. Thanks

09-07-2012, 12:10 PM
Have you tried booting from linux using a usb?

Speedy Gonzales
09-07-2012, 12:35 PM
Did you see what the viruses were? You may have to remove the hdd and put it in a desktop. If you've got a spare one. Then scan it

09-07-2012, 04:12 PM
Thanks guys no havent tried booting linux from a USB Do i need to download a portable version to a USB will check that out. Hi speedy i can remove and scan the HDD i did see the names of the two infected files but cant remember there names will scan and report back Cheers Wayne

10-07-2012, 08:44 AM
Have run scans on hdd found & removed with SAS Trogan Agent /Gen Sirifef, and Trogan 0access, Bitminer, Dropper BC miner & Sirefef with mban nothing found with Spy Bot SD will reinstall back into PC and report back thanks Wayne

10-07-2012, 12:07 PM
There are also some bootable AV scanner CDs that can be used to scan your drives without having to physically take them out and scan in another machine.

Nick G
10-07-2012, 12:26 PM
Run a bootable virus scanner, a linix usb distro, or scan the HDD in anotjer machine like Speedy said

10-07-2012, 01:03 PM
Thanks guys yep done that, removed the drive run Malwarebytres, Super anti spyware & spybot S&D found as detailed above and removed plus 64 Adaware tracking cookies.
Have just reinstalled HDD still the same message 1 minuite after desktop loads wants next please

Speedy Gonzales
10-07-2012, 01:05 PM
Scan it with a virus scanner as well. None of the programs you used are virus scanners

10-07-2012, 01:07 PM
Also thanks Nick / Agent will have a look for a bootable virus scanner, I no to turn off system restore on some of these issues but I cant do that when you are just scanning the drive by itself can i? Cheers Wayne

10-07-2012, 01:08 PM
OK thanks speedy will do

Speedy Gonzales
10-07-2012, 01:10 PM
There's this (http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk/). And this (http://www.avg.com/us-en/avg-rescue-cd)

10-07-2012, 01:15 PM
beat me to it! I was going to suggest Kaspersky and AVG CDs.

10-07-2012, 01:21 PM
Cheers guys

Nick G
10-07-2012, 02:29 PM
and for an actual antivirus to scan it I would recommend MSE.

10-07-2012, 03:25 PM
Running the AVG Rescue at the moment, Nick has MSE install so when i get up and running will run that over it as well cheers Wayne

10-07-2012, 10:24 PM
Run AVG rescue found 3 virus and deleted them, still no joy will try Kaspersky tomorrow

Nick G
11-07-2012, 12:16 PM
Run AVG rescue found 3 virus and deleted them, still no joy will try Kaspersky tomorrow
Will it work in safe mode now?

11-07-2012, 12:47 PM
Running Kaspersky at the moment will let you know after the scan cheers Wayne

11-07-2012, 11:22 PM
Can you take a photo of the message when it happens, and post it here.
Could be something in the rogue antivirus line, giving fake messages.

12-07-2012, 12:06 PM
No joy i am afraid still boots into desk top, after 90 sec comes up with. You are about to be logged off save your files. This is in the in top bar of the windows box and then the message Windows has encounterd a critical error and will shut down. Note doesn't seem to do the normal windows shut down but goes straight to the post start up screen then some sometimes get hung on that screen. Thanks guys

Speedy Gonzales
12-07-2012, 12:16 PM
Reinstall windows

12-07-2012, 12:49 PM
Would love to get a screenshot \ photo of the error

12-07-2012, 04:56 PM
As requested thants for the help


Speedy Gonzales
12-07-2012, 05:41 PM
Looks like it's still infected with something. Did you click on show details in MSE, to see what it picked up? Or clean?

12-07-2012, 06:26 PM
Could be that whatever virus you have has some kind of entry in registry that lets it re-download itself from the internet when you start up even after deleting the files from bootable CD or other machine.

Would know for certain if you can give the exact names of what is being detected