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Trying to Salvage an old Gateway Core2duo tower


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#1 bigfriendlypeach

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 05:13 PM

It WAS a great computer I got someone as a gift.  After several years, he recently gave it back, saying it was unusable.  I figured maybe run some malware programs, etc and it'd be back to normal.  Way wrong!

 

His wife used it to stay on facebook all the time, and I don't know howshe did it, but she killed the computer and raised it from the dead as a Zombie. After boot, if the cat5 is in, the HDD light stays permanently illuminated, you cannot do anything on the computer, and it consumes all the bandwidth available on my connection.  Remove the network cable, and after a minute or 2 the HDD light extinguishes and our bandwidth returns.  You can even (slowly) navigate around the computer. 

 

Help me Hijack This, you're my only hope!  (Other than reformatting)

 

This site rocks and I know if anyone can help, it will be this community!

 

So that's my story, I look forward to getting to know at least some fellow members!



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#2 paul88ks

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 06:13 PM

Post your problem over in the "Am I Infected" forum and someone will be able to help you. Sounds like you have malware and maybe a couple of viruses! They will have you do a series of tests! Good Luck!



#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 06:17 PM

Yes, welcome to BC !

 

Paul is right - the best thing is to start a new thread in the 'Am I infected?' section of BC in relation to your problems with this computer.

 

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 06:22 PM

Welcome to the Bleeping Computer forums, bigfriendlypeach!

If you need any help using the forums, look here:

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#5 bigfriendlypeach

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 06:32 PM

My apologies, I was just introducing myself and the reason I'm here- I did not expect tech advice in the Introductions section but looking back at my post I can see it looks that way. About me?  I'm 39, between jobs, live in the NW Florida panhandle (lower alabama/redneck reviera!)

 

I did copy my post over to Am I Infected

 

Cool, Thanks!

 

 



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