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Old May 7th, 2014, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Computer help from you computer people out there

so lately Iv been having some issues with my computer and was wondering if anyone could steer me in the right direction. My computer seems to want to run really hard when I leave it alone for a while, the fans easily double in speed and for some reason, it will not go to sleep. Even when I tell it to, it will sleep for all of maybe a second, and then kicks back on, hibernate does the same thing. Lately, it has also been restarting in the middle of the night, and its always the night, im not sure why but I hear the fans running hard, then they quit and a few seconds later I can hear it booting up again.

So today I went into windows error log and what I found was rather surprising



so, anyone got any ideas where to start looking?
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Old May 7th, 2014, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I see you like to use/run torrents. I'm going to guess you've picked up something malicious from some random file you downloaded. My next guess is its managed to muck up your registry and maybe even dropped a few trojans and viruses.

Do the usual round of virus/malware scans. Windows malicious software tool is also good, gets rid of the big name baddies. If you still haven't found anything do a boot scan. There are a few free programs that have this capability. That's how i got rid of my last trojan (which was 5+ years ago now that i think about it)

Another option is to use system restore to roll back your registry to a more stable time. This is how I fixed my current pc when i was having trouble even getting it to launch windows when I booted it up (it would fail to find windows 7 )
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Old May 8th, 2014, 05:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with the above. There is something in the registry that is launching all of those programs... My guess is something you downloaded in a torrent. Also, UTorrent has wake-up feature if you seeding or have pending downloads, that will kick your computer out of sleep mode.
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Old May 8th, 2014, 09:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree with what is said above - torrents, uTorrent and acquisition of materials through alternate means usually operates or offers "no sleep" features...or seeding wake-ups.

What disturbs me is that his computer is working harder while at "play" then at "Work".

My current (free)cocktail suggestion is:

CCleaner (Piriform - Download CCleaner - Millions of users worldwide!)
Malwarebytes (https://www.malwarebytes.org)
SpyBot (Download Spybot | Spybot ? - Search & Destroy)
and then a full boot-time virus scan from a provider of your choice

I understand that torrent reassembly and such takes CPU time, but to force my PC fans to double in speed...requires quite a bit of torrent-related traffic....and I'm still running my 1090T Hex-core from ...geeze..I'm about due for an upgrade.

Run those 4 things.... see if it gets better. If it doesn't:

Highjack This (HiJackThis | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net)

run it and post your results. It'll show us all the dirty little nasties running on your machine, and expose whatever your Pay2Play streaming cam site is that we all know you use to fund your paintball hobby....
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Old May 8th, 2014, 02:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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CCleaner downloaded no problem
Malwarebytes downloaded and is running in my tray but there does not seem to be any kind of a main console or menu or anything, does it only run in the background?
Spybot would not download, their web site just takes me in a circle when I try to download the free version

anyone know how to get rid of the wake up feature on utorrent? Ideally Id like the computer to stay awake until it is done downloading something and then go to sleep. I very rarely have more than 1 download going at a time so i really doubt the problem is number of downloads, not to mention its running hardest when I am away from the computer even though it is downloading while I am still on it

Bodie-where is this malicious sofewhere tool you speak of? I cant seem to find it

thanks for all the help

edit: malwarebytes decided to open up, ran a scan, found lots of stuff, quarantined all
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Old May 8th, 2014, 02:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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CCleaner - back up the registry before you let it do it's thing. It'll prompt you to do as much, but I go as far as to offload it to a flash drive and remove it from the computer entirely.


MalwareBytes - Should have a panel-like interface.... lemmie get a pic uploaded to photobucket to show you what you're looking at. Try smacking the start/windows button and type "malware" and see what comes up. Default install path is C:\user\programfiles(X86)... and there should be an executable in there.


Spybot...now that you said something, I remember there being a constant loop-swoop-and jimmy around. let me see if I can't find something usable....and ding ding: Mirror selection Spybot 2 | Spybot ? - Search & Destroy
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wow, I had some major issues the last 2 days. nothing related to this though, somehow my internet settings were trying to use a proxy server

strangest internet issues ever because of that. I could go to google, run a google search but could not open ANY web page that I clicked on after that. Spotify would work just fine so I knew it was connected just wouldnt go anywhere.

still cant get spybot to work. I downloaded it from one of the mirrors but i think it was designed for a 32bit system, im running a 64

sofar i have just been shutting down utorrent which seams to really help, computer will sleep and doesnt seem like its running near as hard but its not really the solution im looking for. anyone know how to remove the wake up protocol? I may have found a way around that but im not sure until the next time something downloads
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i run spybot on a 64 bit
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Old May 10th, 2014, 11:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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wow, I had some major issues the last 2 days. nothing related to this though, somehow my internet settings were trying to use a proxy server

strangest internet issues ever because of that. I could go to google, run a google search but could not open ANY web page that I clicked on after that. Spotify would work just fine so I knew it was connected just wouldnt go anywhere.

still cant get spybot to work. I downloaded it from one of the mirrors but i think it was designed for a 32bit system, im running a 64

sofar i have just been shutting down utorrent which seams to really help, computer will sleep and doesnt seem like its running near as hard but its not really the solution im looking for. anyone know how to remove the wake up protocol? I may have found a way around that but im not sure until the next time something downloads
Dude. Your computer is 100% infected. Internet settings don't just change, and viruses blocking certain searches is a trick they've picked up.
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Old May 10th, 2014, 02:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ok got spybot up and running, apparently 3rd download is the charm.

I guess my computer is not as fixed as I had thought. I shutdown utorrent and put it to sleep but when I came out in the morning it was running hard and had restarted overnight.
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Old May 10th, 2014, 02:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Dude. Your computer is 100% infected. Internet settings don't just change, and viruses blocking certain searches is a trick they've picked up.
it wasnt blocking any searches though, I could search all I wanted, just could not open up any web pages at all. Ill run a complete scan with trend macro tonight and see what it brings up
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Old May 10th, 2014, 03:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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IMO, backup and reinstall.
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Yeah, that many issues means you've probably got a pretty good infection. If you do clean it up, you'll then have different issues because of how many modern malware work, and you'll spend forever trying to repair windows. EAsier to just save all your data to external media, and wipe the sucker and start clean.
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