Solved Can a virus affect my desktop power supply?

September 22, 2014 at 18:54:56
Specs: I don't know
I recently downloaded something off the internet and one day while using my PC it just shut off and would not turn on again. Every time I plugged it back into the wall the fan would start then shut off but that's it. I shipped it out and got it fixed but now I was wondering if I opened the thing I downloaded would it mess my computer up again? Thanks.

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#1
September 22, 2014 at 20:03:39
Must be the power-virus ;-p

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#2
September 22, 2014 at 20:20:47
So you think it will mess with my PC again

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#3
September 23, 2014 at 00:49:49
✔ Best Answer
sluc was joking. Software (including viruses) cannot damage the power supply. OEM power supplies are often underpowered or of low quality. Most likely coincidence.

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#4
September 23, 2014 at 03:48:46
I can check if anything else is going on.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the Desktop.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt).
The logs are large, upload them using this, or upload to a site of your choosing. No account needed. Give us the links please.
http://www.zippyshare.com/
Instructions on how to use ZippyShare.
http://i.imgur.com/naG6t2T.gif
http://i.imgur.com/Vi9ZdIh.gif
http://i.imgur.com/1IZu5kP.gif


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#5
September 23, 2014 at 05:24:06
You provided ZERO info about your system so anything we tell you will just be a guess. My guess is your computer had a low end/low quality power supply. Hopefully the replacement is of better quality.

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#6
September 24, 2014 at 06:51:11
Further to #5.

Basics are:
Laptop or PC (preferably computer make and model number)?
Windows 7, 8, or whatever?

Just for info, computer viruses are software (programming) so they cannot physically damage components. They can mess up the working of the computer though. Assuming your repairer was speaking the truth then it must have been just coincidence.

If you are prepared to give a link to whatever it is you wanted to download it might help us.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#7
September 25, 2014 at 20:52:34
Yeah sorry about the lack of info I don't really know that much about computers, I'll try it and let ya know
And thanks a lot.

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#8
September 25, 2014 at 21:37:26
I don't know the model number but its a Windows 8 Gateway PC, and again sorry for such little info

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#9
September 26, 2014 at 13:10:03
Thanks. #4 will check out your machine if you care to run with it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
September 27, 2014 at 14:54:19
Yeah I tried it a few days ago and so far my computers working fine, so thanks guys you really helped out!

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