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ive had virus and now my computer turns on and off randomly

as i explained i had virus and trojans on my computer and now its turning on and off by itself. when it does this it isnt connected to the internet.

my computer: its about 2 years old and its a laptop
brand: fujitsu siemens
Screen: 15.4" 1200x800
operating system: windows xp
processor: 1.9 Ghz AMD Turion
Ram: 512mb ATI Radeon xpress
Harddrive: 100 Gb
the external mouse i have is a logitech G5 with a cord.
i have symantec antivirus

problem 1:
my computer turns on and off.
it only turns it self off when im not looking and i havent logged on to my windows account, but the turning on thing happens a few minutes after i switched it off.
to solve this ive been taking the battery out and removing the power supply, but this isnt a solution for me.

problem 2:
windows security.
i cant get the "automatic updates" turned on, and the few times ive managed it, a couple of hours passed and it turned off again.
dont know what to do about this either.

if anyone know or have any ideas on what to do id would really like to hear from you.

thanks Sad

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I wonder if this is virus damage.

In reply to: ive had virus and now my computer turns on and off randomly

If you're convinced of it and nothing helps, go back to factory settings using the restore CD.

- Turning off: might be an energy saving setting. Check them in Control panel.
- Turning on: might be a "boot upon LAN" option or so in the BIOS. Check it and turn it off.
- No automatic updates: this seems something you can live with by checking manually each second tuesday of the month. Although I can't explain it.


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In reply to: I wonder if this is virus damage.

first of all thanks for the reply. but with the turning on what do you mean by that?? didnt understand it :S

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Re: wake on lan

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See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN

There are other wake's also, like wake on a specified time.

Have a look in your BIOS-setup if any of those are activated. It's the only possibility I know of that will turn your machine on if it's off.


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In reply to: Re: wake on lan

where do i find the BIOS-setup??

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Press Delete or Escape key in your keyboard

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when the computer is turned on (before Windows will load).

Some computers is configured to use F1, F2 etc key to enter the BIOS setup. Please be careful when you are at the BIOS. Do not modify anything if you are unsure what to modify.

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In reply to: Press Delete or Escape key in your keyboard

thank you

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Scheduled Tasks>Updates>"Wake Computer...

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to perform this task" Box check-marked? Most Updatable programs have this available. That means that you need to check if box ticked by going thru each task scheduled in list one by one.

Some of the "free" versions of AV & AS have started making "auto" update mandatory (not easily disabled within program) often calling for update check every 2 hours OR LESS (Windows update a particular offender)!
When you get several of the autos functioning w/ different time frames for each, the result may well seem "random".

I've disabled ALL of mine to manual since "I never allow my mechanical horse to roam the range without ME holding the reins!".Good Luck! Happy

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last night

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last night i think i solved the problem..
i use the program where it moves things to get more space on your computer(cant remember what its called in english), and now my computer hasnt started by it self for almost 12 hours..

should i consider the problem solved??

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You use the defrag utility in Windows?

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If yes, that's good. Defragging the drive is needed. Do that twice a month or once a week (if you often move, delete and update files).

If no more issue then defrag must have do it for you. Good work!

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In reply to: You use the defrag utility in Windows?

now the problem is fixed, so i dont need help anymore. and thank to all who relyed Happy

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