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#1 dudder

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 02:41 AM

I restarted my computer because it was acting slow and funny. when i tried to log in to my account the password didnt work anymore. i ended up just rebooting my whole computer. seems to work fine now. however anyone know why this happened? is this some sort of spyware or virus?

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 12:20 PM

Post exact onscreen error message, please.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:59 PM

It would just tell me that i entered the incorrect password when i would try to log into my windows account. and since i had no other windows account i had to just reformat my whole computer. i was just wondering what caused that and what will keep me safe

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:58 PM

it is impossible to know the exact reason why it acted like that without the opportunity to look at the system.

if you have reformatted it you should be safe.
to prevent anything from happening again you should keep your system updated with the latest security patches and updates. secunia psi is a nice tool to help you do that.

also running malwarebytes in the pro (paid) version is nice. it blocks a lot of attacks and have saved me from a lot of grief, both in the home and at work. for 25$ it is easily worth the money!

hth!

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:00 PM

FWIW: I had that happen with my Win 7 install earlier this year...I think my case was a hard drive problem but I really cannot recall just what was wrong or how I corrected it.

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