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clark46
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Registered: ‎04-26-2013
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Is this a virus or hardware issue?

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04-26-2013 03:06 AM

I'm going through the 'start here' thread, but thought I'd check in case it's not a virus.

I'll keep it short, as symptoms are making it hard to type.

Windows 7 64 bit home

SYMPTOMS:

1. Loud, continuous intermittent beeping on start up, and I have to F12 into set up to start Windows.

2. Right now, every few letters I type, an alert window pops up to tell me I can't connect to your server at the forums. If I reconnect the net, instead of an alert, the page just refreshes.

3. I had notepad open, and the current time and date just got pasted continuously (by itself - FREAKY!!!!)

4. No matter what page I'm on, the net is being pinged constantly. And if I try to search in google, they show me a page saying they've detected excessive traffic from my computer.

5. Any open programs just go nuts.

6. CPU meter is going nuts - fluctuating rapidly all over the place.

So far does this sound like a particular virus, or a software or hardware problem?

Thanks!

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antoniovinci
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Registered: ‎06-03-2011
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Re: Is this a virus or hardware issue?

04-26-2013 08:32 AM in reply to: clark46

Before entering Windows, press F8 and choose "Safe mode with networking".

Log in as administrator, run your browser and download this one, finally perform a full scan.

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ellawilliam3
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Registered: ‎04-28-2013
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Re: Is this a virus or hardware issue?

04-28-2013 07:30 PM in reply to: clark46

It almost sounds to me as if you have a stuck key on your keyboard.
If you have another keyboard you can try, I would do that first to rule it out.
Otherwise, if that isn't it, then, I'd try booting into safemode [or safe mode with networking...in case you need internet access] and downloading/installing/running malwarebytes.
Also, open task manager, goto processes tab and see what process is taking up so much CPU time and post back what it is, so, we can tell you whether its something legit or malicious.

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