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Old 07-08-2009, 07:10 PM   #1
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Virus'...one thing i hate about windows.

I booted my pc, and then once it gets to the desktop there is a window that says "detected virus shutting down windows" and i can't click out of it. the weird thing is that on my moms laptop which she uses for just word processing she has the same thing. what do i do?
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Download this and run it in safe mode: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:13 PM   #3
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Can you boot into safe mode? Hit F8 repeatedly as the computer starts up, then select safe mode (or safe mode with networking.)
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I didn't try booting it int safe mode but I'll try that. Is it f8 for xp and vista?
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Yup, F8.
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Cool thanks I'll give u guys an update wen I do it
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also if you are dont have enough time to download and do all that before it shuts down. I believe you can go to START>RUN and then type

shutdown -a

and it will stop the shutdown. (There may be a space in between shutdown-a)

Cant remember..
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I had something similar, sometimes it will be windows anti-virus 2010. It will have you pay $50 to fix your computer what its a not a real company. Ive had that problem in the past. Just grab some free one like avast and run in safe mode. Never click any links to the pop up anti-virus that you will see.
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shutdown -a won't abort the shutdown unless it's been put on a timer. Most likely it hasn't and it just shuts down immediately.

Either way, safe mode + AV is the best way to go.
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Ahem. Conflicker, anyone?
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