Troubleshoot BSOD with a picture of someone

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DotNet

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I have been getting a memory management BSOD for a week now. Last night it was on the screen where it's gathering information and it will restart when I noticed an image of someone else's keyboard and hand supper imposed over the BSOD. There was a corner of their monitor visible and the system clock was on the left side and the keyboard was mechanical. I took out my phone to take a picture, but Windows restarted.
WTF?!!
I am doing a fresh install now and have googled this with no luck.
 

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Maybe it's a sign from a higher power? At best it's just someone messing with you, at worst it's someone sending you a message.
 
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DotNet

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Maybe it's a sign from a higher power? At best it's just someone messing with you, at worst it's someone sending you a message.
I didn't think it was possible to get an image onto the BSOD screen. If I hadn't seen it I wouldn't believe it. The fact that the image was placed there is a clear "hey I hacked you" kind of thing. They could have done nothing and reeked havok leaving me to keep trouble shooting hardware issues. I will admit that I had no anti-virus running relying on Voodooshield. I still wanted to put this out for others to see and learn about. I wish I was faster with the camera!
 
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Andrezj

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I didn't think it was possible to get an image onto the BSOD screen. If I hadn't seen it I wouldn't believe it. The fact that the image was placed there is a clear "hey I hacked you" kind of thing. They could have done nothing and reeked havok leaving me to keep trouble shooting hardware issues. I will admit that I had no anti-virus running relying on Voodooshield. I still wanted to put this out for others to see and learn about. I wish I was faster with the camera!
so you are saying you got hacked while running voodooshield

ps - malware that replaces or modifies the bsod screen has been around for a long time
 
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DotNet

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Yes, I was running only Voodooshield at default settings. I am the one to blame for any infection as I use what I call "riskware". Meaning programs modified by untrusted sources and game trainers from forums with little to no vetting. I am to blame for the issues. I thought the modified BSOD screen was note worthy as I've never heard of it before. The image may be a signature?
 
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piquiteco

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Yes, I was running only Voodooshield at default settings. I am the one to blame for any infection as I use what I call "riskware". Meaning programs modified by untrusted sources and game trainers from forums with little to no vetting. I am to blame for the issues. I thought the modified BSOD screen was note worthy as I've never heard of it before. The image may be a signature?
You could not take a print? or take a picture with your cell phone camera? when it is like this always leave your phone nearby.
 
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