Everytime I install an AV with firewall my Laptop Goes on BSOD on the next start up

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by clayieee, Jan 15, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. clayieee

    clayieee Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Posts:
    261
    I reallt dont know what I have down, And I cant trace the errors, Every time I install an AV with firewall, I mean almost tried all of them, My pc goes on BSOD on the next restart/start up, Please help.
     
  2. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Posts:
    7,309
    Location:
    England
    I see you have Panda Internet Security listed in your sig, is this what you are using now? I ask because this has a firewall so it is unlikely you would be able to install another one at the same time.

    Did you install Win 7 yourself or was it on the machine when you bought it, and did it come with some kind of supplied internet security already (such as Norton or McAfee) ?
     
  3. clayieee

    clayieee Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Posts:
    261
    that sig was not updated, I do install/uninstall Av's because im testing them out, but now the problem pops up, I can only now install AV w/o firewalls :(
     
  4. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2005
    Posts:
    986
    Location:
    Sydney
    I have a 32bit desktop with XP. I had/have a similar situation. In the end only Look n Stop worked as a firewall without BSOD.

    At the time i was going through lots of trialling of security s/ware. Never found out what caused the BSODs. But I suspect a bad uninstall of one the many security programs.

    I suggest a windows format / reinstall and start over.
     
  5. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Posts:
    1,369
    Location:
    India
    try some uninstallers like Revo or CPM and check whether it helps:)
     
  6. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Posts:
    906
    When you uninstall you must go through your machine, registry and all, and manually remove all traces of the previous antivirus/firewall. That's the only way to guarantee you're clean. Even removal tools provided by the developer(s) don't remove everything. If you do that and still no luck, you might just have to format and start over as AaLF said.

    I've been using a little firewall utility called Windows 7 Firewall Control. Why it's called that I don't know, it's made to work with 7/Vista/2008/XP/2003. It works with the built-in Windows firewall so no other kernel drivers are installed. It just adds more control even for outgoing activity which I especially like. If you have Windows and all else fails you might try it. It could integrate with your system better.
     
  7. AlexC

    AlexC Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Posts:
    1,280
  8. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Posts:
    5,253
    Personally I would avoid reformatting because it should not be needed - you just need to find and eliminate the cause of the BSOD. There is almost certainly some files remaining from an old antivirus which are conflicting with the new AVs you install. If you can find the file/files which are causing the conflict you can delete them and then you will have no more BSODs.

    As AlexC suggested BlueScreenView is an excellent tool for finding the cause of BSODs.

    You may want to try AppRemover http://www.appremover.com/
    It searches for leftover files and registry entries from security software.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.