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May have Virus - Computer restarted

  1. #1


    Thirlmere
    Posts : 91
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64bit

    May have Virus - Computer restarted


    Hi,
    I may have a virus on my PC and just wanted to get some opions.

    I just turned on my PC and then a pop up saying that some sort of virus thing was turned off in Action centre.

    I then tried to open action centre and it said it could not open.

    After that the PC restarted itself, and seems to be going fine.

    I ran a full and quick scan using windows defender.

    Do you think i may have a virus?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Sounds like the notice in action center was that your antivirus protection/ Windows Defender was turned off, which can happen occasionally.

    Recommend you download malwarebytes and run another scan.

    https://www.malwarebytes.org/
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  3. #3


    India,visakhapatnam
    Posts : 12
    Linux,windows 8.1,windows 7.


    Well it could VIRUS/SPYWARE i would recommend you to run these three programs
    1)download malwarebytes free version Malwarebytes : Free Anti-Malware
    2)Norton power eraser https://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx
    3)superantispyware SUPERAntiSpyware - AntiAdware. AntiSpyware. AntiMalware.

    download all free versions ONLY!!! this will surely clean your infections good luck
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  4. #4


    In addition to the tools suggested, it wouldn't hurt to run TDSSKiller to check for possible rootkits.

    Norton Power Eraser - please use caution when utilizing this tool.

    Because Norton Power Eraser uses aggressive methods to detect threats, there is a risk that it can select some legitimate programs for removal. If you accidently remove a legitimate program, you can run Norton Power Eraser to review past repair sessions and undo them.
    TDSSKiller Download


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