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BSOD error 0x80040201, Rootkit.Sirefef.spy

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    BSOD error 0x80040201, Rootkit.Sirefef.spy


    Upon visiting My Fitness Pal's website, I received a warning that said: BSOD: DLL Register Server failed with the error code 0x80040201. Then it gave an IP address, listed my browser which is IE, my OS which is Windows 8.1 and said my windows firewall was infected. It then told me that Rootkit.Sirefef.spy and trojan virus were found in System 32 NT (Network Threat Protection) Kernel. Virus source: free games (which I play on Facebook), porn websites (which I do not use), and third party internet search. Please visit (a website which I did not get) or call 1-888-528-3804.

    I did a few searches and read up on this virus. I also made all files and folders to be seen and went and checked around in my registry, checked my processes and have not found anything close to Rootkit.Sirefef.spy. Avast did not turn up anything. Malewarebytes turned up 144 issues but not this one. Attachment 62157From everything I read, this can be a bad virus so I want to make sure if I have it or not. So I came here to get some expert advise. Can you help me please to find out if I have this or not.

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  2. #2


    India
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    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    Hi,

    I am extremely sorry that this thread was not attended to. There are not many people in this field

    In case you still require help, kindly respond to this thread and I will be notified via email and you should expect a response from me in 48 hours.

    Regards,
    Pranav
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 rt


    I got the same message from a website tonight on my surface tablet. I cleared the browsing history , cookies, and cache. Then I was able to close the tab by turning off the tablets wifi. I am running a windows defender scan and the full scan has stopped twice now mid way through. I have the same question as annalee, do I have this Virus or not?
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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pb201 View Post
    I got the same message from a website tonight on my surface tablet. I cleared the browsing history , cookies, and cache. Then I was able to close the tab by turning off the tablets wifi. I am running a windows defender scan and the full scan has stopped twice now mid way through. I have the same question as annalee, do I have this Virus or not?
    Please make a screenshot of this message.
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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 rt


    I do not have the tab open any more but the message was the same as the first post from annalee. I just finished a windows defender full scan and it found no threats. I can surf the web through the app currently. I do not see any sign of a virus. When the message first popped up I was not able to close the tab because a pop up window would appear saying I was infected and to call this number for help. just like the message the orginal post. when I clicled the okay button the window would close and then same window would appear again. after I cleared my history I closed the tab by truning off the tablets wifi.
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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro


    If it looked like the BSOD in this thread Fake BSOD in IE, then its fake
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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 rt


    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.
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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro


    Try scanning with other AV and malware programs if possible with surface tablets.
    I'm not sure if your surface tablet is infected or if it just was that page.
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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 rt


    which scans would you recommend and is there a specific order as what one to try first?
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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    The best is a good known that is trusted and no there isn't a specific order.
    I'd recommend Kaspersky, Bitdefender, Avast, AVG, Avira.

    With most of them I have no experience, but they are positively recommended by some/a lot of people.
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