What is happening?

Before I start off, here are my PC Specs in case they are needed:

CPU: i5-3570K @4.00GHz

RAM: Corsair XMS 3 16gb 1600Mhz

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 FTW Edition


Power Supply: Corsair TX650M

COOLING: Antec Kuhler h2o 620

OS: Windows 7 Pro


Alright, first off, sorry if I'm not in the right section. I wasn't really sure what to put this under.

I'm not exactly sure what is going on, but I'll explain the best I can. The problem starts if I lock my computer or put my computer in sleep mode.

Once I log back in, or wake my computer back up, hell breaks lose! Say I open up my email, it keeps opening Non-Stop. Say I open an internet browser, they keep opening non-stop and i cant stop them from opening. No matter what i open, they just keep re-opening like rapid fire. Eventually everything just stops and the PC resets. Why is it doing this? And how can I fix this problem as it is very annoying!

Thank you for the help in advance!
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  1. Try opening windows in safe mode,and if that works you might have a virus running around.
    If that is the case try using malwarebytes to remove it :) best of luck
  2. Sounds like the old keyboard / mouse issue. I would attempt to do the SAME exact steps again but with a different keyboard, then try with a different mouse. Normally if the K/M doesn't "power up" fully it can glitch, like 'click OPEN' repeatedly cycling. This is normally either a hardware issue (stuck key, bad power, etc.) or software (some mice come with special software) and needs a update.

    If you changed the K/M and removed any 'special software' for them and this still keeps happening, it may be a sign (as suggested) of a malware. To test this, reboot into Safemode with Internet, let the computer go into sleep mode (I believe that is still functional in Safe mode but I may be wrong), if it doesn't do it in Safemode then it is something 'loading' (malware) in normal mode. Rebootin nomrla mode, Download AVG or AVAST, remove whatever Antivirus you use, rebvoot, install Avast or AVG and Malwarebytes, do a full scan (default is a fast scan).
  3. My mouse and keyboard are fairly new, so i wouldnt think that.

    Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate

    Mouse: Logitech G700

    I'll try what you guys said and report back. Thank you!
  4. Issue is not happening in Safe Mode from what I can tell so far. Went back in normal to try it again. Same issue happened and was opening almost ALL of my programs like rapid fire. My Command prompt also opened randomly, and was spamming something like crazy, but i couldnt remember exactly, but it was something ____/Users/Jake

    Which is my username on the PC. That might not have been it exactly, but it is close to what is was.

    I'm back in Safe Mode with Networking right now and running a Scan with Malwarebytes. I'm hoping this fixes the issue..YIKES
  5. Another update....

    Ran MalwareBytes 13 "non-malware" items were found, quarantined them, and removed them. Booted up, and like what i said above is what happened.

    Ran Malwarebytes again and nothing was found! What gives?

    What should I do now???

  6. Best answer
    What AV are you using? If MSE dump that (as suggest) and try AVG or AVAST. Did you do a FULL scan (that is NOT the default)?

    As suggested before, being new or not, the included software (RAZOR / LOGITECH) could be flubbed up and I would remove both and see what happens, as well as try another K/M (we are testing remember). I have had brand new device fail to some devices last decade or more without incident, so just because it is new doesn't matter, we are tying to find the source of the issue.

    Last thing (after all those) is run AutoRuns.exe (from Microsoft) and turn off all the excess things running. Might be surprised what loads on boot. **NOTE** BECAREFUL dont' just willy nilly turn everything off in this, if you dont' know half the stuff does in the list then do not proceed and instead bring it to a qualified IT Mom and Pop for servicing.
  7. Ok, thank you. I will try that.
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