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STRANGEST VIRUS

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January 14, 2012 9:35:47 AM

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causes windows 7 to automaticlly shutdown. .. Without warning or questioning

how did i get the virus? I did not download anything.. This happened after a windows update

my laptopt does not start normally .. When i push the start button it shuts itself down... After this

i have formated and windows 7 seem to work normaly

my biggest worry and question is.... Can virus harm your hardware? Can it have damaged my pc?

What free software antivirus and firewall do you recommend for me?

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a b $ Windows 7
January 14, 2012 10:22:53 AM

Please don't use all cap letters next time.

Did you run a scan and find out that you ahave a virus or you just think you have a virus?

It sounds like window update was running and was acting normal, restarting to apply the update to me.

Anyway, you need some security, take your pick here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/242173-49-free-softwa...

I use Comodo firewall, Avira AV and Spybot S&D.
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January 14, 2012 10:31:41 AM

Pyree said:
Please don't use all cap letters next time.

Did you run a scan and find out that you ahave a virus or you just think you have a virus?

It sounds like window update was running and was acting normal, restarting to apply the update to me.


oh...no my friend....

this happened everytime i started windows 7 after a while it turned itself off
each time ...
in same period.. not update ... because updates apply themselves afterwards this didnt...

also when i did a systemrestore twice... when i enterd windows7 normal mode the explorer and the shell would not run at all

i am just worried if it has harmed my hardware somehow... i hope viruses cant harm your hardware.
i know virus can affect drivers and so on but i hope they cant harm your hardware .
also i dont remember downloading anything unusual...
our router has been open though with no password .. wireless but i did not download anything as far as i know.

i could only enter safe mode ... and i ran the cleaner and terminator both did not show anything.

its definetly a virus because when i formated the windows is working fine now.
ALSO my laptopt after the virus shuts itself down when i push the power button to turn it on .. it strangely turns itself off and wont start... only sometimes it starts
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a b $ Windows 7
January 14, 2012 10:36:59 AM

Ok, if it occur repeatedly, then it is something else. So what is the laptop like now? When it turn off, is it going through the normal Window log off and shutdown sequence or just turn off/no power and activity?
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January 14, 2012 10:55:02 AM

windows used to before i formated to just shut down.. dling and it turned itself off

when i systemrestored it would not even start explorer or shell... you couldnt even use hot key ctrl alt delete would NOT work
seemed like a systematic virus that corrupts windows...but i have NO IDEA what created it or made it happen.

when i turn on the laptopt from shutdown power mode .. it wont start or it starts and shuts istelf off.. and i can only run it randomly
which made me come up with the fear that the virus might have affected my hardware.

after that i did a format and windows seems stable now but i am not sure if my hardware has been affected... i can not make clear diagnostic or idea of what could be the problem all i know is windows shut itself off w o reason and warning or questining and after that my laptopt doesnt start correctly hardware wise... its very bizzare .
atleast now my windows 7 i sstable but i dont understand how the hardware ties into that virus because i am sure it was a virus... and not hardware error .. if it was hardware error windows would still shut itself off...

often when its hardware error windows wont shut itself off it will give blue screen.. or it will not do the bling log off.. shut down procedure
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a b $ Windows 7
January 14, 2012 4:14:22 PM

Your hardware is ok, chances are you did have a virus or corrupt windows files.

When you did a system reinstall, I assume it was from a recovery partition, which should have wiped out everything and left you with a fresh system just like you got it out of the box.

Install Microsoft Security Essentials, if you have no anti-virus software.
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January 14, 2012 6:49:43 PM

das_stig said:
Your hardware is ok, chances are you did have a virus or corrupt windows files.

When you did a system reinstall, I assume it was from a recovery partition, which should have wiped out everything and left you with a fresh system just like you got it out of the box.

Install Microsoft Security Essentials, if you have no anti-virus software.


please tell me that your sure no virus can harm my computer! please please please.. but dont let it be a lie
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a b $ Windows 7
January 14, 2012 10:39:33 PM

In theory yes. Those mobo that allow OC by bluetooth is IMO vulnerable. But don't worry, nothing of that sort is written yet. It doesn't make money for the writer.
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January 15, 2012 8:59:59 AM

Pyree said:
In theory yes. Those mobo that allow OC by bluetooth is IMO vulnerable. But don't worry, nothing of that sort is written yet. It doesn't make money for the writer.


what are those computers.. which computers are those

also what exactly are yo usaying? .. can harm my hardware today ?

i am not talking about a temporal oc .. if htey can harm my hardware today?

you say they havent written something like this ?

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a b $ Windows 7
January 15, 2012 9:19:07 AM

I mean this:

http://www.gigabyte.com/microsite/208/cloud-oc.html

Control of OC over network. As to which mobo have them, I can't remember all but ASUS also have them. Do some research yourself to find out.

Yeah they can cause overheating and slowly kill off the CPU by electron dislodge from orbit and quantum tunnelling. But I don't think there is something written to exploit the possibility of network vulnerability and access to OC features.

I guess there is just no financial incentive for people to write something that will do this. A simple pop up saying you are infected with a virus and scam you to pay money for bogus anti virus software is much more financially viable.

Also, I think someone who OC will notice the high temperature, which is a quite obvious problem.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 15, 2012 11:50:50 AM

shadstarn said:
Virus

causes windows 7 to automaticlly shutdown. .. Without warning or questioning

how did i get the virus? I did not download anything.. This happened after a windows update

my laptopt does not start normally .. When i push the start button it shuts itself down... After this

i have formated and windows 7 seem to work normaly

my biggest worry and question is.... Can virus harm your hardware? Can it have damaged my pc?

What free software antivirus and firewall do you recommend for me?

Using free downloads to protect computers is a foolish idea. Use professional security software.
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January 15, 2012 11:52:23 AM

Pyree said:
I mean this:

http://www.gigabyte.com/microsite/208/cloud-oc.html

Control of OC over network. As to which mobo have them, I can't remember all but ASUS also have them. Do some research yourself to find out.

Yeah they can cause overheating and slowly kill off the CPU by electron dislodge from orbit and quantum tunnelling. But I don't think there is something written to exploit the possibility of network vulnerability and access to OC features.

I guess there is just no financial incentive for people to write something that will do this. A simple pop up saying you are infected with a virus and scam you to pay money for bogus anti virus software is much more financially viable.

Also, I think someone who OC will notice the high temperature, which is a quite obvious problem.


but can someone do this who lives in your neighborhood lol.. just to annoy you ? ... i mean it sounds like something not avrage computer geek can do...

also my computer is a laptop that probably does noth ave hte ability to do oc by network....


so by what your saying is it safe that todays viruses can not harm hardware? ... they dont go beyond software since htey have to be OC virueses that you say do not exist and may not exist and normal geeks can not make them?
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a b $ Windows 7
January 15, 2012 11:56:54 AM

I am pretty sure your hardware is ok. I just just stating the hypothetical situations and worst case scenario. Sorry if my comment made you paranoid.
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January 16, 2012 12:07:27 PM

alright...lol so i should not be afraid for my hardwarE?

btw i see i have remote desktop on my windows 7 .. did someone instlal it there or is it on windows 7 by default?

there might be someone hicjacking my pc
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a b $ Windows 7
January 16, 2012 7:39:57 PM

It is there by default. You can turn off the feature if you want to.
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January 18, 2012 11:57:47 AM

how
you mean in system settings?control panel
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a b $ Windows 7
January 18, 2012 12:06:24 PM

You can disable "Remote Desktop Services" in Computer Management.

Search "Computer Management" in start search box and go Services and Applications> Services
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