BSOD cause may be rootkit infection

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    Rootkit May Be Behind Windows Blue Screen

    http://tech.slashdot.org/story/10/02/12/1455203/Rootkit-May-Be-Behind-Windows-Blue-Screen?
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    "A rootkit infection may be the cause of a Windows Blue Screen of Death issue experienced by
    Windows XP users who applied the latest round of Microsoft patches. It appears that the affected
    Windows PCs had the rootkit infection prior to deploying the Microsoft patches. Researcher Patrick W.
    Barnes, investigating the issue, has isolated the infection to the Windows atapi.sys file, a driver used
    by Windows to connect hard drives and other components. Barnes identified the infection as the Tdss-
    rootkit, which surfaced last November and has been spreading quickly, creating zombie machines for
    botnet activity."


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