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CPU locks up but runs fine in Safe Mode - Virus?

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#1 chaos2010


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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:20 AM

Can anyone help me here? My laptop locks up especially when I try running anti-virus. Malwarebytes and Spybot run clean in Safe Mode. I think a virus has taken over. What steps can I take next?

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#2 sempai



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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:04 AM

Hello my name is Sempai and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
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*I want you to understand that I'm still a trainee here. I will be working with my Coach who will approve all my instructions before posting them to you, so there's a possibility to have some delays in my responses. But the good part is, there are two people reviewing your problem instead of one.

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  9. Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply.



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#3 kahdah


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Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:56 PM

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