Computer wont stop freezing!

By toytruck
Oct 25, 2007
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  1. my computer freezes on the startup screen a good 70% of the time. could i have a virus? what can i do to get rid of it/fix the problem? thanks!
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Does it also happen randomly?

    It would be nice to know what pc you have.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    It could be a virus, on the other hand it could also be a great many other things as well.

    So, let`s give it a quick check for malware, just to try and rule it out.

    Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Also, it would help a great deal if you included your system specs in your profile as well as info on when the problem first appeared, what you were doing at the time and whether or not you have recently installed any new software/hardware.
  4. toytruck

    toytruck Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    it does happen randomly. its a vio notebook. and i will post an hjt log asap...
  5. toytruck

    toytruck Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    The computer is a sony vio PCG-SF1L. At first the cd drive stopped working. Then the computer started freezing on start ups and I'd just have to keep turning it off and back on again several times to get it to load up all the way. I've attached my HTJ log as well.

    Attached Files:

  6. Hennessy

    Hennessy Newcomer, in training

    maybe you should replace your memory?
  7. toytruck

    toytruck Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    that sounds like a good option, although i don't know that it will make much differnce in my case because i have very little saved on this computer so my memory shouldn't be "used up". does the amount of available memory the computer has left effect when to replace the memory?
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Your system is infected with malware, including the WORM_AUTORUN.T infection.

    Also, you didn`t rename HijackThis.exe as per the instructions.
    I have moved this thread to our security forum.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as Attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Also, let me know the results of the Panda Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of toytruck only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  9. toytruck

    toytruck Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I did rename hijackthis.exe and saved "crusty.exe" to my desktop, but I do see in the log the hijackthis.exe. Is there anyway the computer just didn't recognize it? Beacause looking at my desktop now the program shortcut reads "crusty.exe"
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Maybe you reneamed the shortcut, rather than the file itself. See HERE for instructions.

    Follow the instructions I gave you and post the requested log files.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of toytruck only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  11. toytruck

    toytruck Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ok, finally, here is my HJT. I'm following the virus/spyware/malaware instructions you've posted now.
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes, your HJT log shows your system is infected, but we already knew that lol.

    I have removed your HJT log so that you won`t have any problems posting another one once you`ve completed all the instructions.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of toytruck only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
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