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Gnitrops

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Hello all,

I've installed Windows 8 Pro about a month ago. Everything has been doing good so far, apart from the "Homegroup" icon randomly appearing on the desktop.
Today however something strange happened: The boot was much longer than usual (Usually takes ~1min to boot into desktop, took ~5) and when it finished, I had 77 (!) Windows Explorer windows open, all on "system32". I managed to ctrl-alt-del into task manager to kill the processes (the computer was not much responsible) and log out/log in again, and everything went back to normal.
This got me worried, since it is a quite strange behaviour and might mean something nasty in my PC? How can I investigate/solve this?


Cheers,
Gnitrops
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Ztruker

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Sounds like you may have picked up some malware. Go to the Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal forum, read the first post and follow instructions.

Come back here once you get a clean bill of health if you still have problems.
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Okie Thanks for the reply
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