Two problems

By Josh_Ross
Sep 3, 2006
  1. I have to problems right now that i cant seem to figure out so if you could help me that would be great. First off when i hit CTRL+ALT+DEL Task Manager doesnt come up at all what can i do about that? and if any of you know anything about limewire pro mine keeps starting up after i shut it down, iv looked in the options nothing really popped out at me. If you have anything tha'd be cool, thanks

  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Hello Josh_Ross.Welcome to Techspot.

    It sounds like you have spyware.Or "Limewire disease" as it`s known.

    Go HERE follow the instructions then post an HJT log in the Security and the Web Forum

    You might also look HERE for other Task Manager solutions.

    Limewire does have a few settings relating to start up,in Tools/Options/Shutdown

    and Tools/Advanced Options-System Startup or some such.

    But as mentioned,spyware is the No.1 problem.Limewire disease can kill you
  3. Josh_Ross

    Josh_Ross TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Hi, i am running windows xp home, i think my computer has a virus it reboots when it wants to doesnt matter what time of day it is just does it. i posted something before but it didnt seem to help me much, if you have any ideas what kind of virus it might be or were i might be able to download something to get rid of it that would be great.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I have merged your new thread into this one.

    If you suspect a Virus/spyware infection, go and read this thread HERE.

    Post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread, I`ll take a look and advise.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of Josh_Ross 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.
  5. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Josh_ross do you have a firewall/AV client? If not, download AVG and Kerio, just google them.
  6. Josh_Ross

    Josh_Ross TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i think this is right

    i will try out avg and the other one you suggested
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Go to add remove programmes in your control panel and uninstall Viewpoint.

    Please rename the HijackThis.exe file to HijackThis1991.exe and post a fresh HJT log. This is because some malware can hide from HijackThis.exe, but not from HijackThis1991.exe.

    Regards Howard :)
  8. Josh_Ross

    Josh_Ross TS Rookie Topic Starter

    alright guys i did that and i think shes gonna be all set for now, very fast feed back thanks alot;)
  9. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Ok you may want to scan for viruses with AVG if you downloaded it
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