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BSOD error 0x80040201, Rootkit.Sirefef.spy

  1. #11


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    Windows 8 rt


    Wiki errors recommends doing a system restore to a time prior to when the website popped up. But I do not trust every thing ;posted on wiki.

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  2. #12


    India
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    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    Sorry to bump in.

    @pb201 - Could you please provide a screenshot of the error? That would be very helpful. Also, if you do not have any problem, may I know which website are you trying to visit which is causing this error?


    -Pranav
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  3. #13



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pb201 View Post
    not quite the same but the screen was white and not blue, and a pop up window covered most of the screen and kept me from closing the tab.

    My first line read BSOD error 0x80040201, Rootkit.Sirefef.spy

    and the pop up window covered most of the rest of the screen.
    For additional information, correct me if I'm wrong, I think the official bluescreen of the surface looks like this
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2,480
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Please run a scan with Kaspersky TDSS and Malwarebytes anti-Malware and attach the logs to your next reply.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 rt


    Blueelvis

    Unfortunately I do not have a screen shot of the error message. I managed to close the tab by shutting off my tablet's wifi. I have cleared my browser history, cookies and cache. The message I remember was word for word identical to the one annalee50 posted. I was on a site was on a site called Dunzo. When the message popped up the link was something with the word "proxy" in it. The tablet seems to be working starting up and working fine but I am afraid to use it much.
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  6. #16


    India
    Posts : 2,097
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    Quote Originally Posted by pb201 View Post
    Blueelvis

    Unfortunately I do not have a screen shot of the error message. I managed to close the tab by shutting off my tablet's wifi. I have cleared my browser history, cookies and cache. The message I remember was word for word identical to the one annalee50 posted. I was on a site was on a site called Dunzo. When the message popped up the link was something with the word "proxy" in it. The tablet seems to be working starting up and working fine but I am afraid to use it much.
    Hi pb201 ^_^,

    If that is the case then most likely the tablet is infected with malware. I would suggest you to follow softwaremaniac's steps of running a scan with Kaspersky TDSS (**LINK**) and then the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (**LINK**).

    Let us know in case of any further problems

    -Pranav
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  7. #17


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 rt


    I down loaded both of those programs but they would not run on my surface RT tablet.
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  8. #18



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    What have you tried exactly? Please describe in detail.
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