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Was this a virus attack or a nonthreatening computer glitch?

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#1 bigbrown411


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:31 PM

Back in January, my laptop suffered a major glitch. Numerous vertical bars were across my screen and it was glitching like crazy. I force shut down my computer and restarted it. When I restarted it, my computer worked fine like nothing had happened. I've been hit with at least 5 viruses since I got into computers and NEVER have I had a virus that disappeared when I restarted my computer I did a virus scan using my 2 year subscription of Webroot Secure Anywhere and a threat was detected. I'm worried that some of my files were infected because of this "virus." I don't think this is a virus for 4 reasons:
1) I'm being protected by Webroot Secure Anywhere. If a paid anti-virus software won't protect me, what will
2) This happened back in January. Since then, the only problems I've had with my computer was 2 blue screens, but I'm guessing those were unrelated to this "glitch."
3) I've done numerous virus scans. Not just with Webroot, but with Avast and 2 other anti-virus softwares (I don't have them running at the same time. I just wanted to try some other anti-virus softwares). The only thing was detected was that file I mentioned earlier.
4) No physical proof that any of my files have been infected.

Do you think this was a virus attack or some kind of computer glitch that I shouldn't worry about, I've been very paranoid about this because I need to back up some files on my external hard drive and I worry that some of my files my be secretly infected and when I transfer the files to my external hard drive, it might infect the rest of my files and make them corrupted. I know this doesn't make sense, but when I get paranoid about things, I get PARANOID.


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