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Old 07. Sep 2013, 01:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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placou, could you explain a bit more on how you came across MSIDENT.EXE? In post #5 you say...
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...nothing catching "msident" i just happen to see it under active x...
I'm confused - ActiveX is not a scan result, so where did you get this information from? You then proceed to give a description that goes...
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Virus Alert MSIDENT.EXE

Msident.exe will appear in your Windows\System or System32 folder... [etc, etc.]
I'm asking because if the information you provide isn't clear then you could get wrong advice.

I did a quick search and it does seem as though MSIDENT.EXE is malware. E.g., here's one result from Bleeping Computer. My advice is if you don't have the knowledge or experience of dealing with malware, you should seek help from the experts. E.g., in this case, you can seek help on Bleeping Computer's forums.

As for the BSOD issue, I don't think this malware issue has anything to do with it. Unless you find some definite proof that the two are connected, I don't think you should complicate the matter by dealing with them together. You should treat them as 2 different matters and keep the issues apart.
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Old 07. Sep 2013, 02:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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msident was located using winpatrol +, i was looking thru activex listed, i didnt recognize msident, i r clicked for info, i copied the info given and pasted it directly. i have not tried to remove it yet, until i can determine if the current problem with bsod is related to msident.exe
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Old 07. Sep 2013, 04:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Joe, I too had searched for msident.exe, and found the link on BleepingComputer that you posted. Interestingly, I found another link on BleepingComputer itself, for msident.exe, but this time, it identifies it as a malware. Here is that link:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/star...exe-20271.html

Go figure .

But, I did search more, and it's generally accepted as an entry which shouldn't be there.

I will advise the same thing as you, to post about this issue on BleepingComputer, as there you will Placou will get better answer as to how to deal with this.

Regarding blue screen, or BSOD, I don't think the two are related. Malware generally do not cause BSODs, but faulty drivers, RAM issues, or other things cause them.

So, I agree with Joe that the two are different issues, and should be dealt separately.
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Old 07. Sep 2013, 04:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Placou, I also notice that you have a tendency to associate issues with malware infection. Every issue that happens on the system, you tend to associate it with malware activity. You shouldn't fear so much .

Unless you venture all over the internet without caring much for infection, or you download cracks/serials, or software from just anywhere, or do not follow other safe practices... you can be assured that you cannot get infected so easily.

Yes, you should practice caution, but you should not fear. You should try to find the solution to a problem without the fear of malware infection. Many problems are not caused by malware.
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Old 07. Sep 2013, 07:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Anupam, judging by the numbers in both links (i.e. 11056 vs 20271) it would seem that yours is the later one. Perhaps they didn't know as much at first then followed it up with another rather than update the first link.

Placou, I must agree with Anupam. Learning about safe practices has probably done more to protect me than any antivirus or antispyware could. Once you are confident about where you venture, you hardly need to fear.
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Old 07. Sep 2013, 08:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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heres my question, if you knew that you had an active x identified as malware by winpatrol, then the next day you get bsod, is it not at least prudent to mention the active x issue to the person(s) assisting you?

i dont have your knowledge and i simply want to get the known variables on the table so that person doesnt say later, "that would have been nice to know up front"

please dont take this as hateful, i dont have a malicious bone in me, i just dont know how else to put it.
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Old 07. Sep 2013, 08:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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You did right there by asking about it Placou, and there's nothing wrong with it. You should seek advice for matters you need help with, or know less about.

And we suggested that the two matters are not related. I think it's only co-incidence that the blue screen is occurring when you noticed that activeX component. Of course, it may be related too, you never know, but we can guess that the two are not related.

We are not saying you should not ask... we are saying to you, not to worry too much about malware .
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Old 07. Sep 2013, 09:10 PM   #18 (permalink)
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the bluescreenviewer is showing 0 crash,s. i read the text multiple times associated with utility, and if i,m correct the problem area is in pink, if thats the case then the former post is the only area that was in pink. as to why it now shows 0 crash,s i dont know. computer seems to be running just fine.
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Old 07. Sep 2013, 09:16 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Yes, you are correct. When you select the minidump file from the proper folder of Windows, it will highlight any problematic file in a different color. I hope you had selected the minidump file. There should be two of them, since you reported two BSODs. Check both of those.

As suggested earlier, you can also upload those two files in a single zip file, on a file sharing site, so that we too can take a look.

About the msident.exe issue, please post about it in the BleepingComputer forum, and they will guide you properly, to get rid of that file, and also will help you in finding out if you have any more infections on the system.
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Old 08. Sep 2013, 02:07 AM   #20 (permalink)
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/sb8ejqx4qn...rning_1033.MTA
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sb8ejqx4qn...rning_1033.MTA
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wez07gjzaa...error_1033.MTA

anupam, i hope i did this properly and have the correct info. thanks to all

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