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#1 EducatedGuess

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:17 PM

Hi, I just reformatted an older Vista laptop (HP G60) and before I could load any protection programs it acquired the Vista AntiSpyware 2012 malware. I was able to remove it (I thought) with a quick scan using Malwarebytes, but the computer keeps turning off and shutting down now, even in Safe Mode.

Is it possible for such malware to damage the HD or other components? I've never seen this before, and have had many bugs in the past. In regular startup mode, the computer also show a Fatal Error.

Would reformatting the HD fix this problem?

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:32 PM

Is it possible for such malware to damage the HD or other components?

No.

What was the reason for reinstalling Windows?

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:41 PM

Totally unrelated. I had some minor registry corruption and the machine wasn't recognizing various printers, but no problems with the HD, shutdown, nothing like that. It had never been reformatted since brand new, about five years. Maybe the machine got a little overheated. I'm going to let it sit for a while, then try again.

Thanks very much for responding.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:55 PM

Download System Information for Windows (SIW free version)
No installation required.

After it scans your computer, navigate to Hardware>Sensors and post all info from there.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:16 AM

Broni, thanks, it seems to be fine now. The laptop is no longer shutting down. I will refer back to your post if it starts acting up again. Thanks for taking the time to post!

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