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McBuffy

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Not sure if this is the right forum, so apologies if it's not.

A few days ago my work computer just started to reset it self (time and date going back to midnight and Jan 2002), and the printer no longer works.
My boss was using it at the time and he said he wasn't doing anything unusual to it at the time. Just regular internet browsing.
The security also messed up. I kept getting a "does not recognise websites security certificate" message when I tried to access email and banking sites.

Whilst trying to fix it I discovered I had a trojan (trojan.Peacomm). I believe i've got rid of the trojan now, and I don't seem to be having any trouble accessing websites. However the computer still won't start up correctly and the printer still doesn't work for some unknown reason.

Any help would be appreciated.

Maccy
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CMOS battery is dead. That'll explain why it keeps going back to 2002.
It can also explain why you're getting security certificate issues - because the date & time on your computer is wrong.

If you take the side of the case off, somewhere you'll find a round battery. This is what needs replacing and is available from all good computer shops for peanuts.
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Thanks!
The problem seems to be fixed now. :whistling:
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