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Solved: Repeating mfefirek.sys BSOD

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by frankwhopon, Feb 4, 2013.

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  1. frankwhopon

    frankwhopon Thread Starter

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    Hello, I have experienced many different BSODs of late. I am running a fairly new (7 months) Windows 7 machine. Upon running the minidump files through WinDbg I always get the same result as follows:


    I can't run the McAfee removal tool because I never installed McAfee and don't have an account. I am not sure what to try next, I have done some searching online but have come up empty. I have included my minidumps.

    Many thanks.
     

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  2. Lance1

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    Hello frankwhopon And Welcome To TSG!

    What is the exact make and model of your system? McAfee is one of the contributing factors to bloatware in most OEM systems. Take a look at PC Decrapifier It is designed to remove bloatware from OEM systems, and is Free for personal use.
     
  3. rainforest123

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    Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

    If you would run this forum's system info utility & post the results, we could do a better job of helping you.
    Also, please provide the brand, model & model # of your computer.
    http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links

    As it now stands, please read
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff560244(v=vs.85).aspx

    An account is not needed here.
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/McAfee-Consumer-Product-Removal-Tool.shtml

    On your computer, go to the folder containing mfefirek.sys
    Right click mfefirek.sys
    Left click "properties"
    Left click the "version" tab
    Send us a screen shot.

    RF123
     
  4. rainforest123

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    Using your favorite search engine, Frank, if you search using this string,
    0xD1 drivER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL "mfefirek.sys"

    you will find more information.

    RF123
     
  5. rainforest123

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    Lance1:
    No offense intended from me.

    I was composing [ What can I say, I'm a slow typist [ and possibly thinker ] compared to you ] while you posted.
    (y)

    RF123
     
  6. frankwhopon

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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Here is my system info:
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 5920 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -1860 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 300061 MB, Free - 211924 MB; D: Total - 389739 MB, Free - 389623 MB;
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K53SD
    Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

    The problem I have had with MCPR tool is that once you start it, but before it begins removal, it asks for your username and password since I never installed McAfee I don't have either.
     

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  7. rainforest123

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    frank;
    Thanks.

    My error. Please provide a screen shot of the 'details" tab.

    RF123
     
  8. Lance1

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    rainforest123, Not an issue, all input is welcome. Most of the dump files point to McAfee. So I pointed to PC Decrapifier. I have used this app and it works. I like your posts. But with most OP's It's best to stay very simple, and then go from there.

    No disrespect...
     
  9. frankwhopon

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    No worries rainforest123, here she is.
     

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  10. rainforest123

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    frank :
    I have not experienced the name & p/w issue with McAfee's removal tool, but I haven't run it in > 3 mon. As noted in my signature, "change is constant".

    I'll test it later.

    Please follow Lance1's learned advice.

    RF123
     
  11. rainforest123

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    Lance1:
    2 (y)
    :)

    RF123
     
  12. frankwhopon

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    OK, thanks.

    Have run Decrapifier, but it did not identify McAfee and allow me to remove it, don't think it's even installed anymore; there are just some scattered files leftover.

    I have also downloaded and run Driver Detective, which identified a couple of drivers that were out of date. I updated those.


    I guess I will wait to see if I get another BSOD.
     
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    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mfefirek.sys. have a look in there, delete if it exists
     
  15. rainforest123

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    huggie:
    Please see thescreen shot.

    She / He has provided evidence that is DOES exist.

    Please, do NOT delete the file!!!!!!!!!

    RF123
     
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