virus of course , it blanks my monitor screen

November 8, 2010 at 01:33:15
Specs: Windows XP
i dont know exactly what the problem is . when i use my computer , all of a sudden after half hour or more , my monitor goes blank , words disappear , an hang . i have to restart my computer to use it , and the problem repeats .

i use avira antivirus . i tried to scan the virus out , but of no use , the pc hangs again , can you help me out of this ?? and , i dont know much about computers :D


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#1
November 8, 2010 at 04:18:40
laptop or desktop?
1- it may be caused by overheating
2- maybe faulty ram
3- maybe a power supply failing
4- could be bulging capacitors on the motherboard

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#2
November 8, 2010 at 07:35:28
that may be right dude , the power goes off all of a sudden . but it didnt give me any problem this long . i do think it s a virus problem . and dont know what to do , am all help less . my pc goes off any time , it hangs , this time it restart on its own , after i clicked my mouse few times after hang . hope these details will be useful for you .

can you tell me how can i check my pc online ?? with any other anti virus ?? i use avira , free version :D , is it okay ?? which is the best anti virus to use ??

any way thanks for the help experts : )


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#3
November 8, 2010 at 07:46:59
ok dudette,
Avira is pretty weak...if you really think it is a virus, try avast free (much better protection) and allow it to do a bootscan on reboot. Move all it finds to the chest.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_a...

Another thing you might try only for removing spyware and adware is malwarebytes...it is not an anti-virus program.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

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#4
November 8, 2010 at 21:54:49
u called me dudette ??? dats not cool , heavy head . be polite man , i dont think dude is a bad word . okay i shall try avast

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#5
November 9, 2010 at 03:02:59
hey, grab a bit of humor, you never know which sex you are dealing with ;-) in cyberland

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#6
November 9, 2010 at 07:32:16
i know that too , but my name got a man in it :P ahem , what are you ?? M/F ??? your true name ?? mr. expert :D . but you guys are really cool , you know almost everything about computers

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#7
November 9, 2010 at 08:34:16
Been doing PC repairs for 9 years now, and don't mind helping people learn (between the long scans I do daily on my clients PC's ) within their limitations.

I try not to suggest things that the ordinary person cannot follow. I explain in layman's terms, not like a doctor for example that gives you all that weird medical terminology and has you standing with your mouth wide open saying "HUH?"
See, your user could be a last name or anything you want, no-one knows who the people are behind the users...this is cyberland.

One thing to keep in mind is that the majority of helpers on this site are not trained professionals, a few select ones have loads of experience, that is the reason you get varied answers to a post. The ranking does not necessarily mean that the person is qualified (The different colored flashlights next to the username), it could just mean that the person has answered many posts in these forums and gotten a higher ranking.

"mr. expert :D" is something someone has to earn for people to respect. Hope I answered your questions, the others you asked are confidential ;-)
Keeps people guessing LOL

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#8
November 9, 2010 at 10:35:43
" One thing to keep in mind is that the majority of helpers on this site are not trained professionals, a few select ones have loads of experience, that is the reason you get varied answers to a post. The ranking does not necessarily mean that the person is qualified (The different colored flashlights next to the username), it could just mean that the person has answered many posts in these forums and gotten a higher ranking. "

Very true XP. I honestly think that Computing.net should have a program such as that of BleepingComputer.com to teach the proper steps on malware removal and etc, but eh.

Anyway, back on topic..

What type of pop-up's are you getting?.., and what do they say when you get them?.. (Things such as Anti-Virus Pro, AV Security Suite, etc), or does your computer just automatically go to a black screen and shut off?. Also, what kind of laptop/desktop are you running?..

Helpful tips before getting started: http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...


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#9
November 9, 2010 at 10:48:11
xryanx, I find computing.net with a much better layout than bleepingcomputer.com/forums/
Just that computing.net has more ads. I hardly frequent other forums, they are just not the best place to find answers. I guess you get used to one and if it works for you, you use it. Most other forums are very poorly laid out, the ones I despise most are the ones with links esculating off of the origional post...you have to weed through all that trash (opening every link) to find a suitable answer as computing.net has everything right in your face when you are looking at a post.

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#10
November 9, 2010 at 23:22:24
i dont go looking for better sites , computing.net is working fine and i got someone names "xpuser4real " to help me with my problems , and thats all i need ;)

studies are such a boredom . learning from experience stays in your mind for a long time and the best way to gain knowledge . knowledge and education are totally different .
my screen wont go all blank , just that i cant read anything , all the alphabets and numbers vanish one by one . and i can see the icons ( nameless icons actually ) and the wall paper turns blank , pale blue in color .

i use brand zenith , i dont know much about it , but i will let you know when i get to know , but after installing avast , i think i didnt face that problem again . i will check it today . anyway thanks

whats your email id ?? i d like to send you few mails , ever read one on " funny error messages " ?? its hilarious :D


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#11
November 10, 2010 at 18:45:17
if you can download and burn a bootable cd of this:

http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06228

then boot from it and run it for 2 hrs. Post back results.

larry


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#12
November 10, 2010 at 21:35:20
well ........what to download ?? puppy linux ?? is it okay to use it in my windows XP ??

in my words " i have to download puppy linux , and burn it in a cd , then install and run for 2 hours . right ???


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#13
November 10, 2010 at 21:37:13
can you tell me which is the best download manager ?? i have used IDM , DAP , and light downloader . anything better than this ??

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#15
November 11, 2010 at 08:33:03
"and burn it in a cd , then install and run for 2 hours . right ??? " NO
burn a bootable cd, then start you computer. put the cd in and restart the computer, with the cd in the drive. If everything is set correctly, you will boot from the cd. Your not running windows, your running the operating systm on the cd.
if your problem conntinues with another OS, chances are it is not the OS, and may be a hardware problem.

larry


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