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how to find a mystery virus?

I think my computer has a virus - it restarts during virus scans (McAfee, panda, trend micro, spybot and adaware) but is basically fine otherwise. I can complete scans by selecting folders on my C drive, and scanning one at a time. I haven't found any viruses this way.

Any suggestions?

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how to find a mystery virus?
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crashes in safe mode too


My computer restarts when I scan in safe mode also.
I've also disabled system restore.
Maybe it's a harware problem of some kind. I just don't know.

Thanks though.

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i also have this problem

I am running Win Xp on my laptop, while running a virus scan with norton - viruses are found, but before it an complete the scan the computer shuts down. The same happens when running spybot S&D.

When browsing the net, lots of pages wont load (get the cant find server error) go back to the previous page then load again and voila there it is, no problem finding it. To begin with I put this down to problems on the other end, however, this is now happening on such a regular basis and on so many different sites that it has to be a problem my end. Any one with any ideas on this?

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try some of the simple fixes first

do a check disc, then empty temp. files, clear browser history, clear all files including off line content, defrag and re- boot.

run the scans and note if PC has to re-start.

post back with results and in particular, any mention of an odd file that is found by scan.

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