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miliano

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I've been having a problem lately were my computer keeps rebooting when I turn in with my modem on. If i turn the modem off the computer will turn on but at times it will suddenly reboot. I have been hear about the worm that has hit a lot off place like cnn and how it doens't really have any effects on the computer except for rebooting. But my innternet is running alot slower now. I have tried hijackthis and some of your staff members have said it is clean. Can anyone help me. and do you think that reintalling windows would help.


i have a dell, windows xp home edition.


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wannabe1

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Hi miliano...Welcome to G2G!

Let me gather a little more information from you.

1) Have you run any of the On-line virus scans such as Panda Active Scan or Trendmicro?
2) How old is your Dell? Desktop or Laptop? Model Number?
3) Did you install any hardware or software just prior to your problem starting?

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I have not used Panda Active Scan or Trendmicro
my dell is about a year and a half old. desktop
dimension 2400
And i don't believe I installed any hardware or software, but thats what the message ask when it turned blue and reboots.

my sister may have installed something.
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Hi miliano

Microsoft has a page with info about Zotob.

http://www.microsoft...ory/899588.mspx

Read the page and download and scan with the "Malicious Software Tool". If you still have problems after doing this and what wannabe1 suggests, try another HJT post in the Malware Removal forum.

HTH
"O"

Edited by Octagonal, 20 August 2005 - 11:25 PM.

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Hi miliano....

Octagonal gave you some good advice...you should definitely take a look at that information and download/run the software. I would add, however, go to Panda and run their Active scan (You will have to use Internet Explorer for this...the link is at the upper right corner of their page). Also make sure that your computer has the latest updates from Micro$oft. If you continue to have problems, please post back here so we can continue with our assistance.

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Edited by wannabe1, 20 August 2005 - 11:39 PM.

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I've done both scans and they have found nothing.
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Welcome back miliano...

Have you tried a System Restore?

Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore...Choose to Restore my computer to an earlier time and choose a date to restore to. (preferrably a time before "my sister may have installed something.")...click "Next"...Let it restore and reboot. Let us know how it goes.

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One of the first things I tried.
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