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Q: cookie virus

Windows xp home ed. I have avg virus protection. But I keep getting cookie viruses which are giving me fits. Other than disabaling cookies is there anything I can do?

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I tried 2 new keyboards and still acting weird.

Lastly. I Reformat my PC twice and the virus that modified my keyboard was still there.

Help me. Thank you.

A:Virus for Keyboard?

I doubt it was a virus, it sounds more like an incorrect setting in your keyboard settings.
What Operating System are you using & the name/model# of your keyboard. The more info you have, the easier it'll be to fix it.
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A:No sound caused by a Virus/Program?

Broni, from the Virus and Malware Removal forum doesn't think it is malware related.
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A:No audio at all from computer/headset/microphone after having computer cleaned of virus

Go to your computer manufacturers website, go to the support/download/driver page.

Select which operating system you have.

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It's probably a driver issue..
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A:Multiple programs are stopping to work, also, I don't appear to have had or ever have a virus.

Try using a new Windows Restore point. This may not work because of "it was working perfectly until a couple months ago"... It is most likely caused from a stubborn malware infection other than a virus
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A:Need to get into hard disk, but risk picking up a virus

Well, go into Windows and set your antivirus to automatically scan external drives. Make sure you turn off the external drive via a power button or just the power plug. Keep the USB in the PC, and then power on the external drive. The antivirus should automatically scan it.
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A:Toshiba problems maybe a virus?

Download Malwarebytes: and run a full scan. Tell me the results and post the scan log. This will determine if your PC has an infection.

What antivirus do you use? Can you post your system specs?
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A:Unresponsive External HD - Virus?

Having a similar issue on a NEW hard-drive, there's a couple of suggestions I've found (which I'm posting) on my write up.
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A:Computer will not boot (hangs, black screen, virus?)

I'm going to post this in a few different forum types because I don't know if this is hardware related or virus related..Hope this isn't a problem!Click to expand...

Please do not post the same problem in more than one forum. As you have already posted in the Virus and Malware forum I'm closing this thread.
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A:Virus on pen drive making it write protected

A bit difficult for me to fathom this being a virus issue if even formatting it in linux isn't possible. Are you sure it's not as simple as a lock switch toggled on?
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Any suggestions much appreciated!

Thanks in advance
P.S. After some playing around. I've gone through almost every screen in the F8 setup and nothing boots up after that. Safe mode, Safe mode with Networking, none of them go anywhere past a black screen after selected. The computer is on, the fan just really quiets down.

A:eMachines netbook virus?

The hard drive might have failed
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A:CPU usage still spikes after virus scan

what proccesor do you have??
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A:Bandwidth problems or virus

If the router has no wireless capability then you can rule out anyone using it from the outside. I would suggest using a bandwidth monitoring tool on each PC to see which PC is taking the most BW.

Make sure all PC's have all software patches and updates applied and scan for malware.
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A:Computer wont reformat after getting a virus


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A:CD/DVD drive problem. Just completed cleaning laptop from virus with TechSpot help

Optical drives don't need any extra drivers.

One of these may help:
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Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
Restart computer.
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Double click on to unzip it.
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Accept registry merge.
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A:PC problem (virus, not sure)?

Yes, reinstall Windows, and be sure to download and install all the Microsoft Updates after the OS install is complete. If you have trouble installing Windows, you could have a hardware problem with the power supply, memory or the hard drive itself.
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A:Horrible virus disabled my sound but works on ubuntu?

Your systems OS (Windows) was damaged by the Virus infection. A clean Windows install may be needed. Ubuntu still functions
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I say quick help please for obvious reasons!

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Webroot Spy Sweeper:
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AVG 8.5:
Update failed, connection with the server failed

Updated Error, Cannot connect with server


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A:None of my anti-virus will update

Are you able to get on-line normally and view webpages?
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A:"b" key Stuck or Virus?

while certainly there have been keypress viri it is not likely. I think you just need to replace the keyboard.

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A:Virus-Infested Hard Drive Swap

I'm not sure if this is the easiest way, but you could disconnect all your existing hdd, and only connect your sisters infected drive. Then boot your system from any Linux Live-cd (like Ubuntu), and format the disk from there. Your hdd's would be safe. If you need a guide on how to format a disk in Linux you could try
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So what to do??

A:Crappy virus shuts down USB

If you are trying to reinstall Windows, using the OEM cdrom should do the trick and wipe the hard drive clean. If you have identified the name of the virus, you could try looking for additional information online or in a virus database affiliated with the anti-virus program you are using.
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A:Virus Protection Novice Needs help

Firstly Norton: No!
Norton Antivirus works well, but when (and I say when!) it corrupts it usually takes Windows with it!

Antivirus software is used to defend your computer from Virus, only. But many AntiVius softwares are extending their protection to Spyware/Trojans and more protection options.
The new AVG Free Antivirus is an excellent example of this

Basically I want my computer to be fully protected from everything and anything that could hurt it.Click to expand...

Basically not possible

Yes you can get the Best AntiVirus product, and have it fully updated and running resident protection (live protection on Saving, Moving files; Email etc) But this is how it actually works (Note many users find this next part hard to understand)

-> A user, fully protected with the best most up to date Antivirus (or Spyware/Trojan/Malware/Rootkit and more) is Not protected from any new Virus (or malware) that has just been released.
When a new virus is found by any user (and then reported) all Antivirus companies, firstly confirm it is a Virus. And then update all their definitions (new virus alert protection) And then release the new protection definition (as an automatic download to all users) And this happens daily!

Therefore, anyone can still get a Virus, whilst having the best updated AntiVirus protection in the world.

To avoid this issue, most users employ a good Firewall
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Note: Your firewall will popup and inform you of this activity, but you alone must decide if you want to accept any of this internal/external communication.

So now you require a good AntiVirus product and a good firewall.

But the Spyware (and all other Malware) programs (including the ones inside Internet Security software) Do Not protect you from all of these nasties.
I know, I know!
Presently not one Spyware product anywhere, does not protect any user from every issue.
Why? Mainly because each of these Spyware programs are individualized (or specialized) to certain types of Spyware (ie Trojans, and lots more)

So now what do you use? - Many Spyware programs all running at the same time! and a good firewall, that you have to decide on what's ok! And an AntiVirus software that doesn't pick up the absolute latest virus! ?

Here's what you do:

Get a good free Antivirus and Firewall and a few different Spyware programs (why pay?) and run scans regularly (especially after new updates are released - Note: this regularly can be once a month, corporates usually do this at least once a week, and most do it never!)

Or do as most do, and worry only when a Virus or Spyware is found (of course make regular backups of your important data)

You are not protected
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A:Lost internet connection in 2003 after virus

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Opening Internet Explorer gives me a pop-up that reads:

System Error!
Your system is infected with dangerous virus!
Note: Strongly Recommend to install antispyware program to clean your system and avoid total crash of your computer!Click to expand...

I need to dl AVG, adaware & spybot, but I cannot connect, so I have to troubleshoot the network to get online. I went to to find a repair utility to maybe reinstall missing drivers or whatever the utilities do, but there were 42 downloads! :rolleyes:

Then someone told me to get the Ultimate Boot CD, but that has so many options, I'm scared I'll break the PC!

Any ideas?


A:No wireless networks were found in range, Virus Related

pawn3d said:

Hi, I have a Satellite that will cannot find any wireless networks, and I think it's virus related.

Opening Internet Explorer gives me a pop-up that reads:

I need to dl AVG, adaware & spybot, but I cannot connect, so I have to troubleshoot the network to get online. I went to to find a repair utility to maybe reinstall missing drivers or whatever the utilities do, but there were 42 downloads! :rolleyes:

Then someone told me to get the Ultimate Boot CD, but that has so many options, I'm scared I'll break the PC!

Any ideas?

Thanks!​Click to expand...

First off, the pop-up is probably spyware advertising it self. If you get the pop up, then the Satellite is
a. either already connected or
b. has connected in the past.

Since you are able to post, why not use the machine you are posting from to download HijackThis, AVG, Adaware and Spybot. Then burn a CD with the files on it.

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A:I have some kind of virus on my laptop

please post in the proper forum - security and OS
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A:BIOS doesn't detect HDD: BIOS Virus?

Promise Ultra TX2 ATA controller card sounds faulty to me.
Try moving it to another PCI slot
Try CS instead of Master (even though it has worked on Master before)
Try resetting the bios jumper
Try dispersing all voltage to the M/b by holding the power button in for 30 secs whilst the power cable is out
Lastly test with another ATA controller card
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A:Disk Boot Failure after virus/format

Hi Kyuumichi and welcome to TechSpot

So it's seen in Bios OK
The boot setting are HDD somewhere in the list

Remove all the plugged in devices at rear of computer (except power and video) does it boot ? (this is just testing)

Have you tried reseating (and or replacing) the HDD data cable on M/b

Actually also try reseating Ram (blow out all dust too)

Remove all PCI addon cards

Only other option is powersupply
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TAPPSRV.EXE is a Toshiba Notebook applet and is perfectly safe.

Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

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A:Graphics problem, or just plain virus infected. Somebody helps, please

vananh said:

Last night when I was using the power was cut off suddenly. And this morning, I turned the PC on to find that some black bars had appeared on my desktop. It'slike, the screen is behind a prison bar. I thought it was because of viruses at first. But then after scanning the pc, I restarted the pc and those bars are still there. The thing is, when i pressed printscreen, and intended to paste into MS paint, no bars was on the image. 5 black bars, even when I'm posting this thread, those bars prevent the eyesight.

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Hm... do you have any other monitors to test with? The fact that a direct print screen did not capture the "bars" has led me to believe that your graphics card is fine, but your monitor has suffered some fatal damage.

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Usually the beeps are error codes built into the motherboard system.. Go to the site of your computer, or the manufacturer of the motherboard used, and look up the beek codes. They vary from manufacturer, but will tell you what the motherboard & BIOS think the problem may be.
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You took a wrong turn......

Post this question in the "Security and the Web" forum. You will find much more expert help available. The virus issue is software based, so the motherboard doesn't really enter into it.
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i only can understand in celsius =]

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go to THIS LINK and follow the instructions. be sure to change the name of 'hijack this', to 'analyse this' then place it in programme files within its own folder. scan then upload the log, and avg log as an attachment ,not a copy and paste please use the forum "security and the web'.
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A:HELP!! I got a virus and my laptop wont boot up!

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A:Timer/clock in top left corner SHUTDOWN -- VIRUS???

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

That is a valid function of cybersitter.
It can limit length of PC use,time spent on PC, it must have been set when
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A:is it a virus

Go HERE and follow the instructions carefully.

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The short answer is yes.

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A:Virus + Network Problems

csrss - csrss.exe - Process Information
Process File: csrss or csrss.exe
Process Name: Client/Server Runtime Server Subsystem
Description: The Windows Client Server Runtime Subsystem handles Windows and Graphics Functions for all Subsystems
Common Errors: N/A
System Process: YesClick to expand...

You reference that service, why? It has nothing to do with Nimda.

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You may man have went farther. Then I would venture. I just delete them.
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A:What anti-virus software would you recommend?

Avira is the best anti virus software from the given list. It is user-friendly and advanced options help. It is very fast but sometime I have to face some problems at update time. Overall, its the perfect anti virus software.
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You'll find the free products officially recommended by TS here:
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Thank you in advance

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The way I see it, your question is?questionable, as it reminds me a little bit of trying to square a circle. But I shall try to take it seriously.

Firstly, a computer unconnected to the internet isn?t exposed to malware infection, unless some device such as external drive, USB stick or CD is connected to it. So getting such items only from trusted sources should keep you out of trouble.

Secondly, no AV tool can deal reliably with all the new viruses constantly appearing, unless it?s regularly updated. If you can?t update it thru the internet, you have to do it manually using e.g. a CD you create on another computer. Otherwise, your only choice is a tool based entirely on heuristics, which is certain to both, miss many viruses and also give you plenty of false alarms.

There?s a third possibility, change your OS from Windows to something like Linux, which is far less vulnerable to infection.
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There is excellent support here on TechSpot for major infestations.
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A:A virus disguised as ESET NOD32 file scanner

First of all, welcome and compliments on your researching abilities, even if final result has not been achieved.

You can try any of the following, not necessarily in the order I give them.

Try installing a free AV different to Kaspersy, in the hope that it might be more tolerant to the existence of the offender. Suitable choices are the free Avira Anitvir or Avast! If successful, scan for the virus in safe mode.

If unsuccessful, get a portable AV which does not require installation. One suggestion is the free, portable ClamWin, which I use myself as 2nd opinion and does not clash with the resident AV. Get it from here:

There is, at least there was, also a free portable version of the genuine ESET NOD32 itself, which I search for myself in another thread on this page. If you discover it, please inform me in that thread.

Run an online scan at any of the many sites offering it. The following are for guidance, I haven't checked if they are still valid:

Burn a bootable rescue CD, which works in safe mode from your CD drive and clears malware, even when the PC cannot be started due to the malware. A good choice is again the Avira Rescue CD, available for free at the Avira site:

Get the RevoUninstaller Pro and run it in hunting mode, which discovers traces of uninstalled programs that don?t appear in the main list. However, since it?s a virus and not a proper program, it may not work.

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Start with; document your TCP settings thus:
get a command prompt and enter
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Has availability stopped, or can one get it elsewhere?
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A:Does Windows need an anti-virus?

See this discussion
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JUNK in my opinion.

Your symptom as stated "virus still present after reformatting" is literally 99.9% impossible. The only way for that to be true is for the virus to have infected the BOOT sector on the drive and that is rare.

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kaspersky, avg, norton, mcafee

A:Looking for gaming friendly anti-virus software

i've gone years without regular AV, i'm just seeing if there is a good option really, i'll look into both that you mentioned. as for disabling, some of the ones that i tried in the past wouldn't really disable, they would keep taking up their huge footprint...
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Since this is not malware related I'm moving this topic to Windows forum.
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I had Norton pre-installed on my computer when I got it and I honestly dont like it. .. it seemed to cause more problems than it solved for me.

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im doing a windows memory diagnostic check now (does this mean my vista is still activated since its letting me proceed with it?)
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Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

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I wondered why you'd opened a new thread then skimmed through all the work Broni has put in to help you. There's an enormous amount of work in that thread. I didn't see anything that identified a virus but the important thing is that the computer has now been declared clean. It doesn't need a defrag and there's plenty of room on the hard drive. You are using Avira which is a really good program. It's a common error to have several AV programs running simultaneously which can cause lots of problems. Try using another free security program instead of Avira say MSE or AVG and see if that helps. Have you any toolbars installed which might be causing problems? I find that downloading and installing freeware often involves unwanted extra software being downloaded. It can be a real pain avoiding this or getting rid of some unwanted add-on afterwards. Have a good look through the installed programs under Control Panel in case there's something you've missed. I'll also mention that Google Chrome is currently rated the fastest browser and is now just ahead in popularity.
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I've installed and run Hijack This and my log is attached.

I would appreciate any suggestions

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K i am really getting annoyed of my computer i have home premium and never had blue screens after the sp update and now out of no were for about weeks now and searching and trying to find out whats crashes Update Anti-Virus I Any Programs Cant and download, wrong i haven t came up with much So far i have a problem updating the anti-virus internet security that i download i had kaspersky for a while then one day it didn t work after i got a couple blue screens which i don t realty no what the causes were then kaspersky wasn t working and i clicked on it and it never came up and didn t show up on my Cant Update Any Anti-Virus Programs I download, and crashes notification bar So i uninstalled it and i thought that was fine so then i installed avg and it never updated and i Cant Update Any Anti-Virus Programs I download, and crashes though it was nothing so Cant Update Any Anti-Virus Programs I download, and crashes i uninstalled that and install panda w e that didn t update and then ca internet security then now i have nod which i really like and it dosent update at all i didn t get my normal blue screens when i installed it which is good but it wont update my guess is that it is a virus but i scanned wit nod and it comes up clean and the problem is still there so i don t no what the problem is and i need help PLEASE nbsp

A:Cant Update Any Anti-Virus Programs I download, and crashes

Follow this
Do that and then open a new topic in the 'Virus & Malware removal' section of these forums with your logs attached.
One the experts here will help you get rid of any infections you may have
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ok here the problem:
First when i go to and search any things it will search a good whole list of it.However one i tried to click it,it will bring me to website; or
if i didnt rmb wrong.everylink give me will end up there

Second when i tried to log in my acc here i couldnt nv log in(using a different comp now)

i dled AVG antispyware and spyboy search and destroy
i still cant solve the problem any solution?

A:problem with IE7 i think or virus:(

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Hi there I have a virus or malware trojan etc that is not only sucking on my PC s performance but affects all input too When I try to type something I click on a field to enter the data but the active cursor jumps to the address bar accepts only one key stroke and begins blinking like crazy as if I were typing a million key strokes and over-loading it Sometimes a yellow bar also appears below the address bar that says quot Skip to main content quot The only way reformat Virus here still after to stop it is to hit the ESC key This affects all data entry including in Word and other Office programs Also video is affected When I m watching a YouTube clip in full-screen it suddenly reverts to the smaller screen and freezes until I hit escape - but the audio still strangely plays It has also crashed a few times while watching video I re-formatted but the problems came back which leads me to believe that the virus whatever is attached to one or more of my personal files It was a pretty strong PC when I bought it last year quad core ghz gb memory gb video so the drag on performance is pretty shocking I ran a Windows Security Essentials scan CCleaner ESET TDSS Killer and Virus still here after reformat all of them show zero issues - but nothing like this was happening before August I also tried uninstalling my video and keyboard drivers but that didn t make a difference Any help would be HUGELY appreciated as I can t stand my PC acting up like this Thanks very much nbsp

A:Virus still here after reformat

Your post has been moved at the request of the Virus and Malware forum staff. Evidently malware is not the cause of your problem. Other members are welcome to help.
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I have Toshiba A -S laptop which runs windows Vista SP home edition Three days ago it starts to show unusual behavior Eats up of memory even when no program is running Busy CPU up to Opens too many program window SP1 by and edition attacked Windows virus home failed Vista which shows nothing I booted in safe mode and scanned the computer using free versions of Avira and AVG Both anti-viruses could not detect any virus AVG reported files which Windows Vista SP1 home edition attacked by virus and failed it says are locked and could not be scanned around - files folder I then tried to restore and it completed successfully but the computer still failed to start Here is the problem the computer starts to boot properly and it show login screen After password entry it displays welcome screen and stops showing Windows Vista SP1 home edition attacked by virus and failed normal blue screen not error screen after that The hard disk looks busy for few minutes as if it is loading It doesn t accept any input even pressing power button is not effective What do you advice me I have Ubuntu Linux on second partition but could not open the windows partition because it says windows is not shutdown properly button press for four seconds Besides Ubuntu is weird to use Any suggestion please nbsp

A:Windows Vista SP1 home edition attacked by virus and failed

try reinstalling windows....i'd say a virus did this to u
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ahh hey there! Uhm I've had Mcafee for a while now and about a month ago I realized it was expired because every time it told me to update it or something i'd click 'fix' and then nothing would happen and I noticed the date it expired xD heh. Yeah.

I was just curious, is it dangerous to keep on my computer? Im going to uninstall it soon its just Im not sure what program to download next and I dont wanna keep my computer open to attacks.

Thanks! Oh! And sorry if i posted this in the wrong place. xP Its the first time i ever posted in one of these forums... but im sure you picked up on that already

A:Question about expired virus scanners

I doubt it's dangerous to keep it on your computer but it is dangerous not having antivirus you can update or scan with, of course.
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I've never posted before so bare with me I've noticed my computer behaving wrong specifically when running chrome mode virus scan 8.1) (windows during safe Crash in and a Crash during virus scan in safe mode (windows 8.1) certain game In chrome the following things happen On startup it doesn't do what I've told the settings to do I said open latest tabs but it shows me a blank page but history still shows those tabs available When I try watching netflix it says my components are not updated I click go to components and see that all the components have the no updates found and then I click check for updates and the thing switches to component not updated normally it Crash during virus scan in safe mode (windows 8.1) would update then When trying to switch tabs it takes a few seconds to recognize my click the pages Crash during virus scan in safe mode (windows 8.1) run at normal speed individually When trying to search in the address bar it takes up to a minute to register I clicked and when I type it takes a minute to load but I can type while it's frozen This is the same for the search bar in new tab I have many adblocks but I've had those for a while and never had problems When I click sometimes it opens a new page to malicious software flash is needed to be updated In my game s this happens My CPU jumps from about for seconds to for second back down to over and over and over again It doesn't stop I have intel core i or In game the framerate goes from fps at to fps at So I decided to run some antifirus programs I downloaded panda free and it showd errors I fixed them I downloaded bitdefender disk defrag adwcleaner rkill adgaurd iobitunintstaller and should I remove it and before then I had kaspersky avast and avg I decided to run antivirus in safemode and restarted the computer pressed 'f ' and 'fn f ' but nothing happened I went into pc settings and tried it that way but my computer just crashed to the blue screen of death I tried it again and it finally went into windows mode I got a screenshot of the programs running then and strated panda again I wanted to see if my game would run better in windows mode but it lagged more than ever running at CPU I shut that down and went back to panda canceling the current scan and trying the shorter one It detected nothing So I ran it in the advanced one again and then my computer crashed went to the blue screen of death It restarts but not in windows mode I decided to post online now What is on my computer Is there something on it how can I get it off without installing more viruses I'd prefer to have non-interruptive antivirus programs that I can turn off any time the reason I uninstall most antivirus programs

A:Crash during virus scan in safe mode (windows 8.1)

Welcome Silvershade to the Bleeping Computer Community  There are 2 initial factors based on your post that could be causing your problem, but we need to ask some question and post some scan logs by following the instructions below. Your computer may be experiencing high CPU usage due to thermal events, conflicting softwares installed or some PUP/Adwares or infections may be involved. Download SecurityCheck.exe from Here. Run SecurityCheck and follow the instruction from inside the code box.. When the scan is finished, a notepad will automatically open as check.txt   Please copy and paste the contents here on your next reply. Download Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Download MiniToolBox and run the program. SelectList Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply.