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Old 02-23-2005, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pc Is Going Crazy Please Help

I Dont know why but my p c keeps restarting again and again and programs atomatacaly start to come up what is causing this
could it be a hacker can someone give me some advice please


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Old 02-23-2005, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It mayb a virus.... and yes it could be an hacker do you have any security on like anti virus n firewall n stuff..?

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Old 02-23-2005, 04:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Give more details about your problems, what programs start up?
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Old 02-23-2005, 04:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Unplug it from the internet and see if it still happens.
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Old 02-23-2005, 05:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default firewall

i have sygate firewall (free)
but nothing comes up it dosnt say that it has blocked anything
i also have avast anti virus (free)
Probelem while working on the computer just sudenly restarts then after few minites or hours it varies it dose it again.
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Old 02-24-2005, 04:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What are the programs that are automatically coming up?

Meanwhile, I'd do some basic maintenance on your computer:

-- Run an online full virus scan to make sure your system is clean. Here's one: http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/d...d=ie&venid=sym

-- Delete all temp files (c:\windows\temp\*.tmp, or on XP C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp)

-- Delete temporary internet files (c:\windows\temporary internet files\*.*, or on XP C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files)

-- If you use I.E., click on Tools, Internet Options, Delete Files, select "delete all off-line content", click OK

-- Click on Start, Programs, Accessories, Systems Tools, Disk Cleanup

-- Download AdAware, check for updates, run it and remove whatever it finds

-- Download Diskeeper and defrag

-- Download, update and turn on SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard (or your spyware removal tool of choice).

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