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I Have Malware Infestation-- Sudden Onset

Q: I Have Malware Infestation-- Sudden Onset

I have never had such a problem I was surfing when suddenly yesterday got many pop ups Then my desktop icons and Malware Infestation-- Sudden Have I Onset taskbar started disappearing They would go off and a quot media quot control bar which I never saw before popped up on the taskbar then I Have Malware Infestation-- Sudden Onset all the icons would reappear and keep disappearing When I try to boot in safe mode I still can t get a desktop to function I have to open programs through taskmanager I have run Adaware Pro I Have Malware Infestation-- Sudden Onset many times and it has found multiple malwares including Small But not when I try to delete it I get a blue screen of death which says something like quot The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of machine code The system has been shut down quot I have also run spybot serach and destroy which got rid of a few things Norton AV was useless Windows malware tool detected nothing This is the best site I have found-- please let me know what I should do next Thanks Q

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A: I Have Malware Infestation-- Sudden Onset

Hello and welcome Quakrt, let's start hereDownload Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware, Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..DO NOT run yet.Open SUPER from icon and install and Update itUnder Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to start Windows in Safe ModeDouble-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox or the Opera browser click on that browser at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.NOW Scan with SUPEROpen from the desktop icon or the program Files listOn the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.Perform a Complete scan. After scan,Verify they are all checked.Click OK on the summary screen to quarantine all found items.If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.Click Close to exit the program.Please ask any needed questions,post the log and Let us know how thePC is working now.
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My Dxdiag is attached

A:Sudden drop in fps

What other games? If it's impacting most games it's usually temperature related.
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Compressed air might help. Is this notebook on a flat surface when you use it? Try not to use these thing on bed covers and sheets.
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Hello everyone,

recenlty my computer started having fps drops on every single game and I dont know why, I removed the antivirus, defragmented hard disks , I even reinstalled windows and I m getting desparate on this. What other possible solutions do I have to ?

Running an alienware m17x r3

nvidia gtx 580m

16gb of ram

2860qm 2.5 ghz

I m not sure if this is the problem or if it helps but this is a sceenshot of the task manager while the fps drop happens ( )

note that this "fps drop" does not happen only on gaming, but while doing much simplier things lets say right click on desktop .... ( it takes some extra seconds to show the results of right clicking )

please help

A:Sudden fps drop

When the lag happens again, click on the 'processes' tab and order by CPU usage. Post screenshot.
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A:Laptop sudden lag

This type of "lag" can be caused by a virus or other type of malware infection...
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A:All of a sudden, my games lags

Have you tried to uninstall the Godus game to see if that fixes the problem? Even if it doesn't, its worth a try. You can always re-install it afterwards if it does or doesn't correct the issue.
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A:Games all of the sudden lagging

You are fine. Try downloading the latest nvidia driver from here. Choose the "Custom Install" option then Check the box that says "Clean Install". Tell me if that fixes the issue.
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A:Sudden graphics issue on Dell Laptop

It's the sort of screen corruption seen when the integrated graphics are shot. The laptop probably needs a new motherboard. Playing high intensity video games for long periods on laptops isn't a good idea unless they have been designed to do the job. That warranty should come in handy.
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A:All online games are lagging all of a sudden

Hi there RayRay,

It might help to download the latest wireless drivers for your laptop. I'm sure if you go to the ASUS website for your specific laptop, there will be a download section where you can download drivers. Look if you can find one for your Ethernet (LAN) port if you are connecting via cable to the internet, or one for your wireless one. Let me know if this is any help.

From a fellow poor university student
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A:Do routers get viruses or malware?

vegasgmc said:

This only happens with ebay. I called them about it and they knew nothing but a web search shows this is a very common problem on the east coast with people using Verizon.Click to expand...

Then its not an issue with you specifically.

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A:Getting really low fps with all video games all of a sudden :(

Conor said:

I have an Alienware m17x and I have been playing games on this primarily using steam for the last year. In that time I have never experienced any FPS problems. Last night I was playing DayZ for a while and it seemed that my charger was getting extremely warm so I stopped playing. Today I tried to play and discovered that my fps was really low. I then tested out Battlefield 3 as it is a graphically challenging game and I had never had problems with it before. It seems I am getting low fps with all of my games and I think it may have something to do with my charger not enhancing performance as it should but I'm not sure because the charger still charges the laptop fine. Any help would be greatly appreciatedClick to expand...

Dude, I have the exact same problem! In fact, I just made the exact same post basically. I have an Alienware m17x. Last night my laptop got very hot, for some reason, and my FPS rates were lower. I can still play games but it seems that it is not as smooth.

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A:CPU being overused for no reason. Already tested malware free too.

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A:Sudden black screen and lagged sound when playing videos

have you tried different player? i.e. vlc or media player classic.
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A:Lag all of a sudden

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A:Sudden crashes when playing video games

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A:Sudden shut down problem after not being turned on for 2 months

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whats games are you playing that have the drop in frame rate
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A:My computer turns on, shows one screen, then blackness. Sudden problem

What type of computer?
What is the OS?
What model, brand an etc?
Did this ever happen prior to this issue?
What where you doing prior when this first happen?
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viri are covered in the security forum
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The hard drive data may be corrupted, or the hard drive may just be bad. Pull out the hard drive and see if you get a display of the initial post
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Sucks dude, sounds dead to me. I've never had one fail that way though (and I've had several die on me).
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They can all hold Virus/Malware
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Download CCleaner and run.

Then do the following, followed by enter. From Start-->Run-->CMD

ipconfig /release
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net stop "DNS Client"
net start "DNS Client"

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Sounds as if the PSU took the board with it when it failed. Sorry to give you the bad news. Cheer up - get a better board!
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oh and I haven't changed anything on the computer. All the graphics settings are the same from when it was working fine. And the background programs are pretty much all disabled except for a few key ones.
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Reset your router to factory defaults by pressing the reset button for 30 seconds

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Your assumption is correct. 100 celsius is too high.
Something has to be wrong with your watercooler, heat sink, or you have no thermal paste.
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Is this a once off error?

If so, I'd say your server had a 1 second issue, that caused your game to fault.

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A:Sudden Drop In Network Transfer Speeds

Welcome to TechSpot...

Have you use the tool TCP Optimizer from
Match your current rated download speed with this program. 0 to 20MB down.

Are you using a switch or just a hub?
How old are these hub or switch you're using?
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A:Sudden crashes while playing games...overheating?

I think the temp is too high and while you play games it will raise. did you also upgrade the cpu fan? Idle temp for intels should be 40 to 45 C.
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Mine doesn't show that one in my driver setup.

It is a normal one though (wide)
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A:Gigabyte DS3 not detecting SATA/IDE drives all of the sudden

Further troubleshooting...

I was able to borrow a Promise FastTrak TX4310 SATA board to see if it would boot to one of the HDs. It did detect a drive and attempted to start windows however sometimes it would start starting Windows but then quickly reboot. Sometimes I would show the beginning of the WindowsXP Pro splash screen, but as the splash screen is working on being fully seen, there is instantly a BSOD for a microsecond and instantly reboots. Then when I try to reboot it asks if I wanna start in Safe Mode or Normal. So I try safemode and it loads files as far as "giveio.sys" and reboots.

It still won't see either of the Samsung DVD-RWs even if I run just one or the other (switched to Master or CS on the end of the cable). But during booting both the DVD-RW's green lights flash.

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A:Dell crashed all of the sudden!!! HELP!!

Boot off of a recovery disk like BartPE if you can get to one and run Checkdisk.
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A:Computer Sudden Death Syndrome

Hello, Judderman, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

Please take a look at the following threads to make your experience here as enjoyable as possible

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With regards to your problem, it could be that you power supply or motherboard have gone, maybe even both. Is there anyone you could borrow a psu from to see if it will work with a different one in?
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A:Sudden problem on boot

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Test your hard drive. See this thread HERE.

If everything checks out ok. Try replacing the hard drive cable. If that still doesn`t help, then maybe a format will.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:SVCHOST.EXE CPU Spike - Possible Malware?

I doubt it. MS is more likely

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As the title of this post says, all of a sudden it seems that under my "Network Connections", a connection known as "Internet Gateway" has popped up all of a sudden... I can still connect to the internet using my WiFi connection, as I have both a WiFi connection and hardwire network available. However, before this point I was able to connect to the internet through my ethernet connection without the use of this "internet gateway". Is there any way to revert back to that, or am I stuck?


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Use View Network Connections and notice which devices are connected.
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If your wired, then the WiFi is redundant and you could just disconnect, but this
setup is unlikely.

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Local Area Connection (which is wired ethernet)
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A:Sudden reboot problem! I have tried everything!

If you have not done this i would give it a go:

my computer>right click>properties>tools>error checking>tick both boxes>reboot

It can takes my pc about 1 1/2 hours to complete-depends on the hdd size-and your pc is not useable whilst in this mode
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I think it is the power supply. If you used the one that came with your case than that is probably the issue.

Try to replace it.
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A:CPU is overheating all of a sudden

We're going to need some sort of PC specs/info to help.

Taking a wild stab in the dark and completely guessing- I'd guess it might be a Socket 775/Intel based cpu. If so, make sure the four(4) cpu screws didn't simply come loose or settle outwards. This happens sometimes and causes the heatsink to come loose a bit so it's no longer making good contact with the CPU.

Crank them puppies back down as one may simply be loose.
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A:Pc started freezing on me all the sudden

It sounds like the pc could be overheating.

Take the side off again and give it a good dust out with a cheap unused paint brush while the pc is turned off.

Let me know if that helps or not.
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A:sudden death of power supply???

Emachines are notorious!!!! They are cheaply made with the cheapest components!!!! If the psu (power supply unit)has died then it will almost certainly blow the mobo (motherboard) too!!!!

If it is still under warranty then get Emachines to fix it, if not, it's probably gonna cost!!!!
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power off everything.

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get a command prompt and enter ping

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Right-click on "My Computer" and select "manage". Does the "d" drive show under Disk management?
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Hi. Have you checked your primary graphics adapter settings in the bios?
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A:Help my pc all of a sudden won't start

it sounds like you have a dead Mobo. is there a green light on the mobo showing when the PSU is plugged into the board?
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A:Computer won't boot all of a sudden

Also, what might be worth mentioning, the power button, which normally needs 3 seconds to hld it in before shut down, shut downs by a simple press on it, just as the restart button, but shutting down instead of rebooting. I'm still trying to figure out what the problem might be. I think it get stuck on the load ups or something, I can vaguely remember something about it from my computer lessons back in high school. I've got a cord with some LEDs on in that came with the mobo, that you connect to it and then start the computer the LEDs start flashing until they stop, and by the combination of theese you can see what excacly makes the computer stuck, like RAM for instance. The LEDs look like this (I suck at ascii art)

o o
o o

And then they turn to like

o x
x x

Which means a hardware, or

o o
x x
For a different type of hardware. Really nice tool, I just can't find it. I've tored my room apart, and I've went through the addic, but I can't find it. I surely hope I can fix this problem without it.
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A:Sudden problems running programs...

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A:Sudden Shutdown Mystery

After a crash i would check the temps in bios if its above 60 c then that wuold be your coulprit another culprit can be a fulty psu, post more specs on your psu like brand rails ect, hope this helps and hope you get your problem fixted and WELCOME TO TECHSPOT
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A:Computer keeps freezing (all of sudden)

Look over the mother board really good. MSI boards had a rash of bad capacitors that would leak. Could also be a faulty video card or AGP slot.
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Specs from everst:
Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 4
DirectX (DirectX 7.0)
Computer Name USER988
User Name user

CPU Type Intel Celeron, 566 MHz (8.5 x 67)
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Motherboard Chipset Intel Whitney i810-DC100
System Memory 64 MB (SDRAM)
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Communication Port
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Didn't you and your cousin just build a new :hotbounce computer?
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oops; you can have ONE ethernet or ONE USB, but not both connected at the same time.

Two connect multiple computers, you need a cheap router and it cables
like this
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Try reseating the CPU. Could be something got jarred.
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A:My PC died all of a sudden - need help

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I agree that it`s probably your psu that`s gone bad.

The reason you are still seeing some lights is because your psu has several different power outputs and it`s probably the main 12volt rail that`s failed.

Just replace the psu with a good quality 400 to 450w psu from a good maker like Antec or Thermaltake etc.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Any Help?

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A:Sudden Dramatic Change in FPS

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A:Sudden no POST, Video. Intermittent asus voice code "no cpu installed"

Have you tried removing and then re-seating the processor?
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A:Sudden boot up after normal shut down.

Nice Name

I had a problem sorta like yours awhile back. A teacher was complaining of the same problem. If found out it was a problem with the BIOS. BIOS was set to reboot after power failure, thus making it turn on after it was turned off, despite
no power failure. Im not sure if that is something you looked past. Good Luck


I noticed your name, do you mean banthafodder? as in star wars? Thats a good one
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Moving this to Windows forum.
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A:What is malware?


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PS. It wouldn't hurt to type proper grammar and spell correctly in here.

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wow, that was perhaps the most helpful and informative response that i've ever gotten on this board, thanks a bunch Rick.

I hatched this plan like most of my time consuming projects without knowing if it was remotely plausible and after reading your post it sounds like it might have actualy been a good idea.

I'll be sure to post my experience with it when setup is finished for anyone else who might want to do setup a similar system on one of these old proprietary laptops.