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Need Computer Expert Help

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Tough Love, May 27, 2005.

  1. Tough Love

    Tough Love Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 1,894 Likes Received: 2
    okay....ill give you all a run down of the course of events that have lead up to the point where i am now.

    Last night I was working on something in Photoshop, and as I go to save, this message box pops up, saying something to the likes of "please save your work, this is a NT AUTHORIZED system shutdown, your computer will shut down in " and there was a count down. And sure enough, it shut down and restarted. this happened two times last night. During the second time, i tried running a virus scan as the pop up was counting down, but it said "norton antivirus is corrupt, please reinstall".

    after the second shut down, everything was running decent, and no more message boxes popped up. the only thing i noticed was that after a while of using the computer, at least while it was connected to the net, i could not seem to open anything unless i went to "start>programs etc".....like for example, id click my desktop short cuts, and there would just be that timer thing for a mouse, and a little while after it would stop and nothing would open.

    today, im having that same problem mentioned above. After a while of using the computer, i can't open anything anymore. right now i can, but say after an hour or so, nothing will open from my desktop. some things do open from using start and whatever, but i cant open internet explorer. i cant even right click on my desktop and get the properties drop down dealy.

    now i dont have any clue whats going on. the night the system shutdown counter box came up,i was able to run a virus scan after thigns settled down and it ran fine. there was no viruses detected. the day before yesterday everything was working fine. even yesterday morning and afternoon, things were fine.

    the only other thing that may have fucked my computer over is that there was a power outage yesterday, but my comp was turned off during it, so i dont know how that couldve done anything,....

    anyways, any sort of help would be greatly appreiciated...sorry its so wordy
  2. Tough Love

    Tough Love Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 1,894 Likes Received: 2

    thats the box that i just got again right now......
  3. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
  4. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82
    Yeah you totally got nailed by a virus. And the reason: most likely because you didn't have your OS as up to date as possible. Once you get things straightened out use windowsupdate regularly... it will save you headache's like these.
  5. Tough Love

    Tough Love Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 1,894 Likes Received: 2
    hmmm yeah, i dont know. im not a huge computer person....my dad deals with these things, and hes not that good at it either. things seem to be working fine for what its worth. hopefully ill fix it somehow...
  6. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    It's the blaster virus. I had the same thing previously. It sucks.
  7. sneak

    sneak Guest

    last summer i saw this so much i went crazy.
    anytime i saw a countdown anywhere i wanted to punch it.
  8. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
  9. nozaki

    nozaki Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 23, 2003 Messages: 1,323 Likes Received: 0
    it's the MS blaster worm, not a virus. you need to dl a patch for it. the patch is available on microsoft.com. if you don't have enough time to dl the patch before that error comes up, then make a cd rom of the patch on a friends comp and then dl it from the cd. that shit is old news though...you should upgrade your firewall, or start using a router or something. or just buy a mac, haha.