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I think my computer is infected with Stuxnet!

How can I get rid of this virus? When I resume the computer after sleep the cd drive spins fast and keeps spinning loud. I'm worried the virus will burn out my new Blu-ray burner.

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A virus will NOT

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damage mechanical parts. Tell us more about your unknown anti-virus software, your operating system, why you think it's a virus, and exactly what you have done.

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using

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Yeah, I'm really worried about the mechanical damage to the parts. I'm using Norton Anti-virus and Microsoft Vista because it came with the computer. I'm almost sure it's Stuxnet because I sneak into the bosses office on my breaks to look at pictures on the internet. I try running the antivirus but it just makes the computer make clicks so i shut it off scared that stuff is breaking or maybe the computer is tearing up the peaces of paper inside. The boss hasn't noticed so I might be safe but I worry that the computer geeks spy on our computers...

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problem details

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To specify the problem: the computer clicks when I use antivirus and the cd drive spins really loud for a long time when the computer resumes from hibernation.

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What's in that drive?

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Maybe it can't read the media easily and you could remove what media is in that drive?

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