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Old 06-11-2005, 11:35 PM   #1
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Hey. I have a virus (I think) that posts itself as a system process and takes up all of my memory. It also keeps me from shutting down or putting my comp on standby. I have to push the power button. It is really irritating, but I can't get it to go away. I have scanned with AdAware, SpyWare Killer, and AVG, and I have also formatted the drive. It still is around. Can anyone tell me what it is and how to kill it?
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Old 06-12-2005, 03:40 AM   #2
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maybe its not a virus, maybe its just a huge program. Is there any programs in your Add/Remove Programs list that you can not remember installing if the answer is yes then uninstall it.

Also if you have time repair install Windows and see what happends.

I take it you updated AVG?
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Old 06-12-2005, 04:42 PM   #3
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Well, I haven't installed a program for three weeks, and I am sure it is a virus because I re-installed Windows and formatted the drive and it is still there. And yes, I have upgraded AVG.
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Old 06-12-2005, 05:07 PM   #4
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The shutdown and stand by problems really makes me think it's a hardware related problem. Test all your hardware such as memory and the pci cards. Take them out and reseat them and keep going. Test everything.
Also if you're overclocking then come out of warp speed and try it from default settings.
Let us know what happens.
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Old 06-13-2005, 10:06 AM   #5
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Well, this is a laptop, and It's hard for me to get into it. I did test the RAM though, and no change. I don't think my computer can run on overdrive.
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Old 06-14-2005, 06:30 AM   #6
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This sure looks like a hardware problem did it hapen directly after installing
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:41 AM   #7
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what is the process called that is taking up all of the resources?
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The process is called SYSTEM, and it is a system process, so I can't get rid of it. And, no, I have not installed anything lately, except re-installing the operating system. I have Windows XP, if that is any help.
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Old 06-14-2005, 02:56 PM   #9
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for me, system process, strted by system, using 220k mem, 00 CPU time.

I suggest that you search the computer for a program called system.exe

if you really want to kill it then search for an application called tlist.exe and one called kill.exe

you can end the protected system processes with those tools.
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its probley a memory virus that cant be deleted because that is what i think i got but im not so sure about yet.
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:59 PM   #11
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Root, I tried what you said, but it just pops back instantly. The process is the same as what you have though.
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Any more ideas anyone?
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Old 06-23-2005, 04:04 PM   #13
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your in big doggy doo doos there mate still there after formatting?!? ok its definately a hardware problem ( you realise you will have me up all night thinking about this...) erm.... after thouroughly studiing it I suggest that when you formatted it you have partitoned it wrong so re-partition the drive using FDISK... ok im only 13 so if this dont work then im sorry but at least I had ago.... hope this helps though! :-)
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Well, I looked everywhere for FDISK, but I don't have it. Do you know where I could get it?
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Try walking into the store you bought your computer and asking if they have a boot disc. Or you can go into bestbuy and I'm sure that they will offer you one for a little fee...

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Try walking into the store you bought your computer and asking if they have a boot disc. Or you can go into bestbuy and I'm sure that they will offer you one for a little fee...
Well, the store I bought it at is three hours away if you drive really fast, and I'm only 15, so I don't have a car. I will try bestbuy.
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FDISK can be found in DOS Mode
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Old 06-30-2005, 05:39 AM   #18
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You Can get anybootdisk frow ww.bootdisk.com it's fee
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a Linux program should do the trick. What Linux does when go to install it, it will ask you if you wan't to keep windows tell it NO!! when the process is finished then reinstalled windowns. There a program out there that schools and other companys use to keep the hard drive at a cerent rate and it's called deep freeze and windows won't deleted. but linux wipe the hard drive and deep freeze went bye bye for good so use a linux program and it'll fix the problem and then reinstall windows right after it is finished.
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Hey guys, found something interesting out. process System is the only child process of the entire windows operating system, and all other processes spawn from it. So either this process is supposed to be there, or I have a really bad virus that integrated itself into my operating system.
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