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Help, my comp keeps shutting down infrequently!


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Silverwispsoflight

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Hey there, I'm new here, and alas I am having troubles with my comp. Forgive me if this is in the wrong section, but I'm confused a little. ^^; Now, I'm not the best at using computers, but I am capable of doing a few technical things here and there. But my skills seem to be failing me at the moment.

Recently I got Broadband installed, but before I installed it I noticed my Anti-virus picked up a virus called "Javaapplication". It didn't delete it for some reason, so I went and got AVG instead. It picked up 2 viruses related to that, but I cannot recall what it said exactly, because my computer shut off as it was scanning. It seems that whenever I am on the internet my computer will shut itself down whenever it feels like.
Now I've run multiple scans on my AVG, which doesn't pick anything up anymore, I've run Spybot through a couple of times, I've run BulletProof Soft and Adware 6.0.,Spywareblaster. Nothing has rectified the problem =/

Although I did find a suspicious folder called "Sun" under C:\Documents and Settings\admin\application data
I know it's in relation to the Java applications that I have installed on the computer, but the virus name that I caught first made me suspicious. So I deleted it, and surely enough, the folder cam back, and then duplicated itself under the Adminstrator and all users folders. I deleted them again, and then ran the AVG again, and it didn't come back..

So with this little knowledge of not knowing exactly what was going on with my computer, I decided to uninstall the java and re-download it and re-install it. That seemed ok, but then when I opened up "Azureus" it shut down sooner or later. Azureus is based off of Java so I have come to suspect that the virus/trojan came from there. This has never happened to me before, but I guess there's all ways a first time. :/

I noticed that if I leave my computer disconnected from the internet, that it won't shut down. I then tested the computer to leave on overnight, while ABC running. It didn't shut down at all overnight. So I assume it has something to do with Azureus.

I then searched on google for a Trojan Remover and found the program "Anti-Trojan Shield". This proved effective as it detected a virus called "vr2.pxcpya64.exe" I deleted it, and thought that this may finally solve the problem. but to double check, I looked it up on google and went onto this forum and it had a similar reference to my problem, except for the fact that my computer restarts whenever it feels like it.

The forum mentioned that if I had the following files in the System32 folder that I should delete them:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\pxcpya64.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pxcpyi64.exe

So I did, and they haven't come back. By now I thought my computer was finally over all of this trouble, but I decided to test it again, so I ran Azureus and surely enough my computer restarted again!

I am so lost as to what to do now, I have no idea what it is, if AVG won't pick anything up, nor will the ATS. :tazz:
Can you guys' please offer me some suggestions? I have no idea what to do. I do suspect my computer itself though, you know.
It's an Acer brand, and its brand new and all, but I discovered that my comuter didn't like Norton when I tried to install it, and it refused to start up, so I had to remove it. I'm wondering if perhaps my computer just hates Broadband, or if there is a trace of a trojan or virus still on here.

Either way, I'd love to know what the problem is. All help is much appreciated. Just be weary that I am not that good at computers so if you give me a list of things to do, then please be thorough in your explanations ^^;;

Thanks ^^

Edited by Silverwispsoflight, 30 December 2005 - 11:04 PM.

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