Suddenly Runnin' Hot

By boatbuilder
Jul 10, 2007
  1. I have acquired some adaware or spyware or virus or trojan or all of the above. Now my laptop suddenly runs hot, as in fan is constantly on and computer gets very hot. Why is that, this is the second laptop I have had this happen too. Also i know have norton360, i run the spyware antivirus every day, but I am almost positivie there is sitll spyware it is not catching ( because I still get this one annoying popup), any ideas? I use my computer for work every day so I am good with particular software but not with updating bios or anything like that.
  2. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    Hi boatbuilder and welcome to techspot. =)

    Very Important: Malware infections can possibly lead to identity theft, loss of funds from bank accounts, misuse of credit card information etc. Therefore I strongly encourage you to please read this thread HERE before deciding what course of action to take regarding your infection.

    Should you decide to clean your computer, please go ahead to Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions and follow the steps given. Do follow all the instructions exactly. They will provide logs for analysis of your system so I will know how to instruct you to proceed.

    Thereafter, please post fresh HijackThis, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread. Do not copy and paste your logs if not it will be ignored and/or removed.

    Also, please let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan

    Your friendly momok =)

    This thread is for the use of boatbuilder 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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