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  1. #1

    various BSOD


    Installed windows 8 pro x64 few weeks ago and i start getting various BSOD while surfing the web (waterfox browser), but i'm not sure to say that is the cause. most of them have DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION.
    hope somebody can help,thanks in advance

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    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1


    Welcome
    I have checked your reports and they are consistent, reference was made to your anti virus and your network driver.
    Create a system restore point so we can go back if necessary.
    Uninstall Avast
    Replace with the Windows Defender, which is part of the operating system
    Then use your computer
    If Bsods continue, upadate your network driver. Go to the approriate website to do the same.
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    thanks for your support richc46. i was thinking about the antivirus as the main problem. i have updated my realtek LAN drivers few days ago, but as you can see i had a DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION today. is windows defender a fulltime antivirus in windows 8 or should i start looking for an avast alternative?
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    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1


    If you want the best protection, use what I have, and suggested here many times.
    Use Windows Defender and then dowload and use the free Malwarebytes for a once a week scan.
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    ok...i unninstalled avast. wasn't aware that windows defender has turned into a full-antivirus solution in windows 8. will give it few days to see how it plays . thanks alot
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    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1


    Its Security Essentials, packaged with a new name
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    so i guess it wasn't avast after all. another BSOD right now:
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    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 348
    Windows 7 SP1


    The cause this time

    Vboxnetflt.sys file description






    Productname:



    Oracle VM VirtualBox



    Description:



    VirtualBox Bridged Networking Driver



    Company:



    Oracle Corporation

    Create a system restore so we can go back if needed.
    Remove all virtual software.
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  9. #9


    so far no BSOD. i'm gonna reinstall the latest version of virtualbox to see if it was something. if i remember , the BSODs started after i updated virtualbox few weeks ago.maybe a clean install will work.
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