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hey people, im new here and i have read the 'read before postin new thread'. a problem with that tho is that in order for me to run IE, i have to boot up in safe mode with networking and i can only do a limited number of things. here's whats going on.

a little while ago, i clicked on a link for a Fruity loops download and a little download box popped up. not thinking i clicked the download cause it looked legit, but i accidently hit run instead of download. as soon as it was done, my ie crashed and i got that blue screen that comes up saying windows has encountered an unexpected error and then it starts dumping memory. ok, so now everytime i start windows up, i get this blue screen and have to restart in safe mode. when i finally get it working, i cant open ie, whenever i try to do a system restore, it never completes and i always get an error that says it could not be restored, windows update says it cant update cuz of an error(same problem with windows defender), when i turn my wireless lan on, it automatically crashes back to that blue screen. other then that, everything else works normaly. i tried to go by that tutorial in the "read this before posting.." but i cant download some of the critical files needed to post a log or anything.

im running windows vista on an acer aspire 5515 laptop, 64 bit AMD athlon, 3gb ram, 160gb hdd(80x2).

im new to vista and laptops, but i had a dell desktop with XP a looooong time ago and i knew my way around with that somewhat. but has anybody else had this problem and if so, how did u fix without havin to take it to a repair shop? i have some hard work saved on here and a lot of music and i dont want to loose any of my files.

thanks,
charles s.

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You will need to download these files onto a thumbdrive; rename the mbam and hiujackthis exe files before running them in safe mode [eg, mm.exe and ht.exe]:
==download hijackthis: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download5554.html
-copy it to a new FOLDER placed either alongside your program files or on your desktop and then...
-in that folder start HijackThis by dclicking the .exe
==Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
from: http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Anti-Malware_d5756.html
or: http://www.besttechie.net/tools/mbam-setup.exe
=Dclick that file, mbam-setup.exe, to install the application,
-ensure that it is set to update and start, else start it via the icon, and UPDATE it.
Select "Perform QUICK Scan", then click Scan; the application will guide you through the remaining steps.
ENSURE that EVERYTHING found has a CHECKMARK against it, then click Remove Selected.
If malware has been found [and removed] MBAM will automatically produce a log for you... do not click the Save Logfile button.
When it completes examine the log: if some files are listed as Delete on Reboot then restart your machine before continuing.
Post the Notepad log [it is also saved under Logs tab in MBAM].

MBAM can still be installed and updated without a connection. Using a flashdrive on another system, download & save the installer file from http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebyt...are_d5756.html, then dl the latest updates file: http://www.gt500.org/malwarebytes/database.jsp , both to a thumbdrive.
Run the installer, when it completes uncheck the Launch and Update boxes to finish. Next, dclick the mbam-rules.exe file, it will install into MBAM.
Start MBAM via the icon and ...

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