Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:30 PM
My computer was running slowly, so I thought I might have picked up some malware, even though I have the standard Windows 7 stuff. I read some reviews for free malware removal programs, and settled on malwarebytes. About a month prior to this, in an attempt to find a way to open some of the weird-ass filenames sent to me by my students, I downloaded openfreely. When malwarebytes ran today, it found 3 files: openfreely/1296... I didn't make the connection then with the program I had downloaded earlier. I restarted the computer to remove these, and...
...and everything went to bleep.
Specifically, the computer will not stay on now, not in safe mode, not in Ubuntu (my hard drive's partitioned), not in Windows (7), not even in BIOS. I don't even get the blue screen of death. It's odd because it will seem to start in any of these areas, get a little ways into the startup process, and then the screen goes black. I am clueless. Anyone ever heard of this happening before?