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Blue Screen 124 and unremovable virus

Alright guys so for the past 2 months I've been confronting this problem with a Virus that probably came with some unwanted software and it proved out to get me to my limits...It behaves by creating some temporary files and another executable located in the OS drive ( 1 of them called nlnt.exe, keeps reappearing a few secs after I delete it)...and these things create some modifications to the registry that can't be removed either ( it blocks off the Task Manager and Registry saying that they've been disabled by the admin) aside from that when I play games or exit out of the games the CPU jumps up to 56-62% from 0% and causes Blue Screen 124 sometimes while ingame. For the past 4 days I haven't done anything and the virus seemed to have disappeared; I was able to play all of my games with no problem at all and the task manager was accesible. It reappeared today and it causes the BSOD after 2 minutes of playing ANY game. I've ran long stress tests on the CPU and GPU when the virus was not "active" and they were completely stable at 100% maxing out 65 degrees C on both. But the question is...how the fluff do I get rid of this? I reinstalled my windows, ran safe-mode malware scans (Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, Adwcleaner, RKiller) deleted the files manually and it still...it still reappears...My last resort right now is to completely format my HDD and do a clean reinstall of windows and everything I have.
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  1. Do it. You caught something bad. This is like a bubonic plague of PC's. Just format your whole HDD and do a clean install of windows, I don't think you can do much else
  2. LaborinjoRt said:
    Do it. You caught something bad. This is like a bubonic plague of PC's. Just format your whole HDD and do a clean install of windows, I don't think you can do much else


    Alright mate I'll do it if there's no other option left..I'm gonna wait to see if there's anybody coming up with suggestions. I'm really anxious about it..I have a heavily modded Skyrim which took me almost 2 months to get it running perfectly; some of the mods aren't available anymore so I'm gonna have to save what I can on a higher-end flash drive(s)
  3. Hello... the Virus/malware can only live on a HD/SSD OS Partition... Format is not needed, just delete all existing partitions, on the OS drive, aka "clean install" and it will be gone.
    Learn to keep a copy of favorite MOD's and DL's on separate media for future access.
  4. Welp, guess that slipped from my mind
  5. MacTavish08 said:
    Alright guys so for the past 2 months I've been confronting this problem with a Virus that probably came with some unwanted software and it proved out to get me to my limits...It behaves by creating some temporary files and another executable located in the OS drive ( 1 of them called nlnt.exe, keeps reappearing a few secs after I delete it)...and these things create some modifications to the registry that can't be removed either ( it blocks off the Task Manager and Registry saying that they've been disabled by the admin) aside from that when I play games or exit out of the games the CPU jumps up to 56-62% from 0% and causes Blue Screen 124 sometimes while ingame. For the past 4 days I haven't done anything and the virus seemed to have disappeared; I was able to play all of my games with no problem at all and the task manager was accesible. It reappeared today and it causes the BSOD after 2 minutes of playing ANY game. I've ran long stress tests on the CPU and GPU when the virus was not "active" and they were completely stable at 100% maxing out 65 degrees C on both. But the question is...how the fluff do I get rid of this? I reinstalled my windows, ran safe-mode malware scans (Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, Adwcleaner, RKiller) deleted the files manually and it still...it still reappears...My last resort right now is to completely format my HDD and do a clean reinstall of windows and everything I have.



    change your HDD and also try to change your ram
  6. Ironsounds said:
    Hello... the Virus/malware can only live on a HD/SSD OS Partition... Format is not needed, just delete all existing partitions, on the OS drive, aka "clean install" and it will be gone.


    LaborinjoRt said:
    Welp, guess that slipped from my mind

    I don't know what he means..can you help me? If you're talking about reinstalling windows and then immediatelly removing the Windows.old folder then It's not gonna work I tried that. Btw I only have 1 partition just to let you know
  7. Just do a clean install of windows. I would also before that format the disk just in case, but that's your call
  8. Hello... Your not going to Win the manual removal of the embedded VIRUS... it Will be in your Windows.old files too... It happens to a lot of people, and a lot of people experience what you are, and have no Backup files or recovery media for their favorite Mod/APP... in 15-30 mins you could be free of the VIRUS and start getting your OS/Apps loaded agian.

    If you wanna try and chase/delete it? 1) enable "hidden files/folders"
    2) connect your Net cable, and let it start communicating.
    3) unplug your Net cable.
    4) Use "file explorer" and search for file use and changes in the last 24 hrs.
    5) Right click the files and "open location" to locate the 'hidden" folders, files, and data, of the Virus resent activity.
    6) Windirstat is a good APP to see all the Hidden Folders and Files too... and will allow delete operations on them.
    7) Plug your Net cable back in and see if your manual attempts have stopped the back ground activity of the Malware.
  9. Best answer
    If it's some kind of trojan, see if trojan remover picks it up.

    install, then update it then click on scan. It's only a trial, unless you pay for it. If you cant install normally try it in safe mode / networking

    Then click on all the options under utils

    0x124 can be related to the CPU. Youre not overclocking are you??
  10. Paul NZ said:
    If it's some kind of trojan, see if trojan remover picks it up.

    install, then update it then click on scan. It's only a trial, unless you pay for it. If you cant install normally try it in safe mode / networking

    Then click on all the options under utils

    0x124 can be related to the CPU. Youre not overclocking are you??




    I actually did OC the CPU to 4.2 Ghz but when the virus is not active...I don't get any bluescreens, even on full load. Btw the OC settings I use were perfectly stable until this virus came into my computer. (Used them for about 1 year and a half)
  11. Ironsounds said:
    Hello... Your not going to Win the manual removal of the embedded VIRUS... it Will be in your Windows.old files too... It happens to a lot of people, and a lot of people experience what you are, and have no Backup files or recovery media for their favorite Mod/APP... in 15-30 mins you could be free of the VIRUS and start getting your OS/Apps loaded agian.

    If you wanna try and chase/delete it? 1) enable "hidden files/folders"
    2) connect your Net cable, and let it start communicating.
    3) unplug your Net cable.
    4) Use "file explorer" and search for file use and changes in the last 24 hrs.
    5) Right click the files and "open location" to locate the 'hidden" folders, files, and data, of the Virus resent activity.
    6) Windirstat is a good APP to see all the Hidden Folders and Files too... and will allow delete operations on them.
    7) Plug your Net cable back in and see if your manual attempts have stopped the back ground activity of the Malware.



    I'll see what I can do mate, thanks a lot for the tips. I will update the situation soon to inform you if it worked :)
  12. If system restore is enabled use that to roll back to before you got it
  13. Paul NZ said:
    If system restore is enabled use that to roll back to before you got it


    Unfortunately I reinstalled windows so all the restore points I had are gone...and the virus still persisted on affecting my computer.
  14. Paul NZ said:
    If it's some kind of trojan, see if trojan remover picks it up.

    install, then update it then click on scan. It's only a trial, unless you pay for it. If you cant install normally try it in safe mode / networking

    Then click on all the options under utils

    0x124 can be related to the CPU. Youre not overclocking are you??




    That software is a killer...I did everything there was available on the program and it completely got rid of the main files of the virus. Thank you so much, I've been fighting that thing for a long time;)
  15. Sweet yup its a pretty good program. It removes entries in the registry for the malware it finds. And can reset the windows settings to its default settings :)

    Another good thing about it is, it creates random names of itself.

    So it cant be terminated by malware / like trojans

    Good to hear it fixed it
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