Timer/clock in top left corner SHUTDOWN -- VIRUS???

By kvcarebear
Oct 6, 2005
  1. Please heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllp!!!

    About 2 months ago I downloaded cybersitter on a computer that the whole family uses... To make a long story short, when ever I turn on the computer and log on to one of the user names immediately after all the desktop icons appear and all the start up stuff finishes... a small password box appears and counts down from 10. The options are put in a password ( and I don't know what it's for) and click ok, or click cancel. If you hit ok or cancel it doesn't matter...a timer or clock appears in the top left corner of my moniter (it can't be moved, I can't right click and get properties, I can't close it) it sometimes counts down from 12:50 to 12:00 then shuts down the computer and there's no way to stop it, or sometimes it's more immediate (the timer appears and the computer shuts down seconds later).

  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

    That is a valid function of cybersitter.
    It can limit length of PC use,time spent on PC, it must have been set when
    you installed cybersitter or even afterwards.
    Maybe you have a teenage hacker on your hands trying to bypass it?
    Was this the purpose for cybersitter?

    I would uninstall cybersitter then re-install it.
    You may have password trouble even to do this,
    however I think on cybersitter web site they should have
    some kind of default password or work around.
    P.S. Got it!
    Go here for password help cybersitter password reset

    Thats a pretty cool program, works well.

  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    you can try booting into safe mode, by pressing F8 when the windows boot loader initializes.
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