Mike Tech Show – Podcast – #194 – 06-28-08


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  1. Mark says:

    RE: Barbara’s trouble. Several times in the past month I’ve run across a piece of malware that after AVG has removed it – the computer BlueScreens or re-boots on startup. After much self-investigating, the malware edits a registry key that causes the BSOD when the malware file is no longer present. It sounds like Barbara is not formatting the drive before trying the re-install, because formatting would cause the registry to be re-created.

    The Blue Screen error has been “STOP c0000135 {Unable To Locate Component}”

    Here’s the registry key that gets modified:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\SubSystems

    The “Windows” value gets modified from this…

    %SystemRoot%\system32\csrss.exe ObjectDirectory=\Windows SharedSection=1024,3072,512 Windows=On SubSystemType=Windows ServerDll=basesrv,1
    ServerDll=winsrv:UserServerDllInitialization,3 ServerDll=winsrv:ConServerDllInitialization,2 ProfileControl=Off MaxRequestThreads=16

    …to this…

    %SystemRoot%\system32\csrss.exe ObjectDirectory=\Windows SharedSection=1024,3072,512 Windows=On SubSystemType=Windows ServerDll=[VIRUS DLL HERE],1
    ServerDll=winsrv:UserServerDllInitialization,3 ServerDll=winsrv:ConServerDllInitialization,2 ProfileControl=Off MaxRequestThreads=16

    Booting to a CD and modifying the registry fixes the problem I’ve seen several times.

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