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Am I infected or is this some other problem?

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#1 ZlobIsFun


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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:49 PM


This happened before I reinstalled my OS, then everything was FINE.
I had to reinstall because I was infected with Win Sality. ( Wiped and reinstalled. My old thread was deleted? )

I googled to see if it was just a problem with the computer type.. But other computers have this problem too.

It seems, from the day I bought the computer, after a few days it does this and I have to reinstall ( I've only reinstalled once actually.. )

I found this yahoo answer post that explains exactly how it happens with me.

Problem -
This computer is about 3 years old, worked fine until last week. The computer has been a bit sluggish for about a year, but it worked well enough. Now, the computer will work for a while (anywhere between 10 minutes to an hour).
The computer starts fine. At some point, the computer will completely freeze. At this point, I cannot bring up the "clrl+alt+dlt" menu. However, the keyboard is still getting function (I can turn on and off the caps lock key), and the mouse functions. The computer will not recover from this. If I continue to click around, or push keys, the computer will completely freeze, and I will hear a continuous beep from the CPU. Just one beep. My only alternative is to hit my power supply switch and restart.
Only difference? This computer is older, and it started after about 2-3 weeks of reinstall.

When I play games after awhile the game will freeze, but.. I was playing an online one and I noticed the chat was still going, and well the characters were frozen but there was still animation.. Gun fire, no sound or anything, it would just continuously skip where it froze. Sort of like a stutter, say it freezes in the middle of this sentence.

" Hey guys, wh-wh-wh-wh-wh-wh-wh-wh-wh-wh. "

So, I ran eset online scanner and it found no trace of win Sality..
No virus at all.
I ran malware bytes.. No virus at all.
I checked my registry and I saw nothing suspicious, checked my program files, everything.

The night this happened I was just browsing the net.

What is my infection? What is the problem? It's not the ram because I upgraded every ram stick when I reinstalled my OS.

I tried to do a system restore, didn't work.. I selected to about 3 weeks ago and it trys, then it reboots and says " Your system could not be restored. No files were deleted/restored. "
I was going to backup my hard drive but I thought it was just bad luck and I'd never get infected again anyway..
Help me, please!

Also: I only upgraded one memory stick, could one of the other 3 be bad? I don't know how to test..

Edited by ZlobIsFun, 22 February 2010 - 11:54 PM.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 23 February 2010 - 12:55 AM

Hello take a look at this topic
Slow Computer/browser? Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware

We also need a deeper look.
You will need to Download and Run DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log..
If for some reason you cannot perform a step, move on to the next.
Please follow this guide. go and do steps 6 thru 8 ,, Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help . Then go here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:06 PM


Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/297916/computer-freezes-and-then-beeps-one-long-beep-untill-reboot-power-button/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 23 February 2010 - 04:06 PM.

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