Hi and thank you in advance.
I am running windows 7.
My bitdefender antivirus recently expired by about a day. I immediately bought downloaded and installed the 2014 version. Right away my computer was sluggish and would take about 10 minutes to boot up. It got better after a week but not by much. I also installed some vst plugins from trusted sites. I began receiving flash update notices, real player notices and DivX player notices. it wasn't annoying and I didn't have the time at the moment so I ignored them until today. I turned my CPU on and waited the 10-15 minutes to boot and when I came back the CPU was frozen on the desktop. I waited a few minutes to see if it would begin to function but nothing. I forced shut down and restarted, this time it wouldn't even get to the bios and the screen remained on standby. I forced it off again and restarted it again but this time it asked if I wanted to go the windows start repair r boot normally. I selected the repair tool and it started to load but then had a series of glitches numbers in code line scrolling up the screen. After about 3 minutes of watching this I forces it off again. I tried 3 more times to turn it on and it wont load anything on the screen. Did a virus do this or does it sound more like a hardware issue. Btw, when nothing showed on the scen the external hdd's still lit up but the internal ones Didn't sound like they were spinning