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Why do my programs keep closing?

By Georgebruv772
Apr 10, 2011
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  1. Hi there,

    I have Windows Xp and for some reason my programs keep closing. Firefox and OpenOffice are the main ones.

    It's really annoying as they just close without any warning.

    I would really appreciate some help with this as my virus checker shows nothing.

    Thanks

    George
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,865   +165

    May be caused by a virus or other malware infection... What is you antivirus program?
     
  3. Georgebruv772

    Georgebruv772 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Avira AntiVir.

    It says there's nothing and I checked twice.

    And thanks for a quick response.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,865   +165

    Click Start, run and type cleanmgr enter. Delete all the files checked
     
  5. Georgebruv772

    Georgebruv772 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    As I was typing a thankyou reply it crashed again, so I don't think that solved it.

    Do you have any other ideas?

    Thanks again.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,865   +165

    Does IE crash too?
     
  7. Georgebruv772

    Georgebruv772 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Yeah, it does.
     
  8. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 782   +10

    As Tmagic650 has suggested, it could be a virus or malware infection. My cousin's computer has the same problem and checked for viruses using Avira too but found nothing. I checked again with SUPERAntiSpyware and found loads of infection!

    And another thing, does your mouse suddenly move all by itself?
     
  9. Georgebruv772

    Georgebruv772 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    I downloaded the Virus Software abe10tiger mentioned and it seems to have cleared the viruses off.

    I'II send another message if it happens again.

    Thank you both for your help,

    George
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,865   +165

    Okay George,
    glad we could help :)
     
  11. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 782   +10

    Glad we could help you out. Just post something here if something else happens. :)
     
     
  12. Georgebruv772

    Georgebruv772 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    I think I spoke too soon as it's done it again.
     
  13. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 782   +10

    Hm.... This seems to be serious. I'll let the professionals handle this case 'cause I'm no Pro myself and only know basic stuff.
     
  14. Georgebruv772

    Georgebruv772 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Do you guys have any new ideas?

    Any help is much appreciated?
     
  15. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 782   +10

  16. Georgebruv772

    Georgebruv772 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Thanks, I'll do that now.
     
  17. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 782   +10

    Glad to help. Keep us posted! :)

    and by the way, Welcome to Techspot! Enjoy your stay! :)
     
  18. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Moderator: Member is being helped in the Virus and Malware forum. This thread can be closed.

    Thank you.
     
  19. Neil010

    Neil010 TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Have you checked your RAM? Perhaps there is a RAM faliure.
     


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