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PC Dies In The Middle Of Virus Scan?

by ProblemLiterate / June 5, 2008 2:15 PM PDT

Alright, I did a virus scan this morning and AVG found a virus in Download(er)Z.lob. AVG deleted it and stuff. I downloaded a game and played it for a good couple of minutes and it started to have trouble. Well, I quit the game and tried to get on the Internet. Well, when I did, it said it could not open. [Say what?] I tried other programs like Microsoft Word. It said it couldn't open. [There goes my story writing.] I tried my trusty ole' System Restore, it couldn't open. [Nooooo!] It said a file was missing from its library. [Uh oh..] Well, I got to open Windows Live Messanger [Woo Hoo!], then.. whenever I did a voice clip and Messanger froze up, and exited. I logged back into it and tried the voice clip again, it did the same thing. Then, I ran a virus scan by AVG and after a couple of files, my computer went [Bloop] and shut itself off. I tried to turn it back on.. it seemed to boot up, but the screeen stayed black and the button stayed green. I've tried the USB, F2, Esc, F12, and all other things in my manual. Please help ><. I have an Acer Aspire 5520- 5912.

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Many laptops do not like 24x7 operation.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2008 11:40 PM PDT

Did you at least put it on a laptop cooling pad?

Also Z.lob can do untold damage. Maybe you should try a total system restoration and think over how Z.lob got onto the machine. Sometimes I find it on machines that the owner uses P2P apps and downloads games.

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Many laptops do not like 24/7 operation
by ProblemLiterate / June 7, 2008 10:16 AM PDT

No, I don't have a cooling pad for my laptop, so yeah, something probably did burn or melt inside it. And I think Z.lob got on my laptop because I downloaded the game I was talking about >< And about the System Restoation, I tried it and it said some file was missing from its library. I think it was a msv, or mvs. something, I can't quite remember. My dad's got it all ready to go in the box to carry it off to Acer.

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Next time, a cooling pad for long operations.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2008 10:36 AM PDT

And if you download IFFY material, the OS usually suffers.

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