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Computer appears to have an undetecable virus that automatically dials up and then won't let me disconnect without shutting down the computer

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Start the computer in safe mode and run your anti-virus. While in safe mode, clean your cookies,temp files and temporary internet files.
When you get back to real mode, turn system restore off, restart the computer and turn the system restore back on.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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Won't go into sleep mode


Which operating system ?


Sleep mode on a Windows 7 PC saves power without you having to turn your computer off and without losing any work.


This option cuts the power to your monitor, powers down the hard drive and pauses all functions until you awaken the computer from hibernation.


Whether you have a laptop, desktop or workstation, putting your computer into sleep mode will lower your electric bill and save money!


Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of your desktop. In the lower right corner of the Start menu, next to the "Shut Down" button, is a button labeled with a small, right-pointing arrow. Mouse over the arrow.


The Shut Down menu appears.

Point at "Sleep" and click on this option.

Your Windows 7 computer goes into sleep mode.


Wake your computer from sleep mode by jiggling the mouse.

There may be a delay of a few seconds before your hardware powers on.


All of your open programs are still open and your work is intact, just as you left it before the computer entered sleep mode.


Configure your Windows 7 PC to go into sleep mode automatically when it is not used for a certain amount of time.


Click "Start" and select "Control Panel." Click "System and Security."

Click "Power Options."

A menu opens.


Click on "Choose when the computer sleeps" and select the number of minutes of inactivity. You can also set a separate time interval to put your monitor into sleep mode.


If you set both to 10 minutes, then your PC and monitor will automatically go into sleep mode after 10 minutes of inactivity


Your Computer in sleep mode


First, save all of your work. Information in computer memory is not saved while your computer is on standby.


From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel, then Power Management.


Click Standby Beside When I Push the Power Button.


Push the Power button.


Automatically Putting Your Computer on Standby


Save all work before leaving your computer.


From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.


Double-click Power Management.


Set the times that you want your system to go on standby, to shut off the monitor and to shut off the hard disks.


Click OK. Your computer will go on standby according to the schedule you have entered.


Putting Your Computer in Hibernation


From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.


Double-click Power Settings.


Click on the Advanced tab.


At the When I Push the Power Button On My Computer screen, click Hibernate.


Click the Power button.


Hope this helps.




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How can I tell if my computer has a virus?


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Got virus av guru, how do i remove it?


Hi

I know the last soluation will not have heklped as the av guru stops you from opening anything even IE so here is what u do.

Turn off your Computer!

Re boot and as oon as you get the start box appearing click on it,
Click All Programs
Accesories
System Tools
System Restore

The system will shut down automatically and resotore will start.
Leave this to run select a dtae 24 hours before you got virus and all will be well.

Trust me I had it early this week .

Once done run anti virus software, Spyware, Reg cleaner and Defrag

This will sort it completely.

NOTE:- You do have to be very quick with starting resore OR virus wil stop you opening anything.

Get back to me if u need anything else.

Mar 04, 2010 | HP PC Desktops

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My machine gets shut down automatic


Hi,
First, Check power cable is connected properly or not.

Second, Right click on My Computer...
Click Properties
Click "Advanced" tab
under "System Failure" see if "automatically restart" is checked. Uncheck it if it is. That usually causes the computer to spontaneously restart.

Third, Scan your whole system for viruses.

Thanks

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Dell Dimension 5100 shuts down then reboots automatically, This is one bugger of a problem. Had continual problem with unit shutting down no rhyme or reason, cant see BSOD message off too fast. Did change...


Try rebooting to Safe Mode. Right-click on My Computer and hit Properties. In the System Properties window, click on Advanced. Then click on Startup/Recovery Settings. Uncheck Automatic Restart. Then post the BSOD Stop Code here.

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Computer keeps rebooting every 30 seconds. Whats Wrong?


Your computer could be infected. Press F8 a couple of times when you first turn on your computer when you see the HP logo. You will get whats called an advanced startup menu. Choose Last Known Good Configuration. If windows loads successfully, scan your computer with Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware programs to remove infections. If windows does not load, do the above again but this time choose Disable Automatic Restart. By choosing Disable Automatic Restart the system will give you a blue screen. Write down that information from the blue screen and post it back on here.

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Go to www.avast.com download the latest edition of home user software install. Click yes or Ok to all. Get rid of any other antivirus software on your computer, btw, norton/symtac, macafee and others are just spyware disguised as legitmate av software, there ****, lol. Avast is free and it is the best av out there free or purchased.

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I got an virus shutting down the computer while trying to download. I suppose it is Trojan attack. assist me to remove this virus


boot the computer without internet and activate ur firewall

and run antivirus scan

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