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I was working the other day and suddenly my computer restarted itself. Since then my computer has been going nuts. My Trend Micro chipaway virus from my bios goes off saying I may have a boot virus, but can still login as normal. I ran every anti-virus under the sun including the Avira Rescue system and no virus is found. I also have norton 2009 running all the time, so can't see it being a virus. Assuming it may be a false positive, I tried to login to windows xp and am still able to fine. But, I get a "duplicate name exists" error in the corner. Also, when I start running a few programs my system freezes.

Not sure what is happening. Was I hacked, memory problem, slick virus I can't locate, CPU? Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks!
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If you can log in and stay in windows then I suggest you go to the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal Forum and run all the steps located in the
START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own.
If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post the reguested logs in THAT forum.
If you are unable to run any of the tools then start a new topic in the malware forum and put this in the subject line...I am unable to run any malware tools

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

Add a link to this topic so that malware tech can see what steps have been taken here
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