Blue Screen of Death: Driver IRQL Not Less or Equal (Windows 7)
My computer started crashing after I downloaded the latest batch of Windows updates. I presume there's a connection, but I could be mistaken. I was able to photograph the screen this last time. (I'm sorry for the reflection at the top, but it's still readable)
Any suggestions? I'd very much appreciate any help y'all can provide.
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We can see a UrlFilter.sys call which is a component of IObit. After we have that call, it leads into MANY Network I/O Subsystem routine calls, which goes directly into a page fault and then the bug check itself.
Unable to load image \??\C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\drivers\win7_amd64\UrlFilter.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for UrlFilter.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for UrlFilter.sys
Overall, what's happening? IObit Malware Fighter of no surprise to me (as I always see it) is causing NETBIOS conflicts with Norton which then causes memory corruption. Ultimately, this crashes your computer.
I would not by any means reinstall Norton, it is not a good antivirus despite what many say. I'd stay far away from Norton + McAfee. For now, go several days without any 3rdparty antivirus. If the crashes cease, you know it was both conflicting and you can
move on to try others... although I dislike most as I see how many conflicts they can cause, and I deal with it on a daily basis.
For the record though, Malwarebytes is fantastic and you would be just fine installing that right now if you wish.
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