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Downloaded Torrent = Computer Death


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#1 Arkaon

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 09:28 AM

So, i downloaded a torrent. Went to open it..it opened, and then nothing..i got frustrated and just deleted the files.

next time i booted my computer..WAM!

svchost shoots my processes to 100% and they stay there. I cant open task manager or soft shutdown my computer.

I flatline it, and when i boot it next, here is the list of all the problems and what i am currently doing just to get this little browser working.


on boot, if i dont open task manager ASAP, svchost will lock my cpu usage to 100% and not let me do anything, literally.

Once i have opened task manager, and my computer has loaded completely, i wait for svchost.exe to spike, and i just end task and i have my computer back..sorta.

After that is done, my computer then begins the slow degrade untill it finally crashes.

First my desktop theme begins to revert to windows 2000/nt wannabe (i use xp pro)

Then the virus disables my sound card/drivers, then it removes all the selectable icons from my web browser, then it wont allow me to open programs..untill finanlly it just sits there at 3% cpu usage, not letting me do anything..untill i hit reset.

Any idea's?

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 10:42 AM

Have you tried using System Restore or System Restore from a command prompt in "SAFE MODE" to return to a previous state before your problems began?
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