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spyware that turns off the computer when running scan

by placitas / July 21, 2009 7:25 AM PDT

When I run a scan with Super antispyware on windows xp my system tuns off. I hear some beeps before it dies. The system runs fine if I don't run the scan. I ran the scan in safe mode and the same thing happened.


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I hear some beeps before it dies
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2009 7:35 AM PDT

Some machines beep to tell you the CPU or something is getting too hot.

Try it with the case cover off.

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I hear some beeps
by placitas / July 21, 2009 7:48 AM PDT

The cover is off when I have been scanning.

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Scan again
by techsniper / July 21, 2009 8:36 AM PDT
In reply to: I hear some beeps

Update your super antispyware version to the latest. Remove any programs running in the system tray, background and scan again. See if it helps. If not, how many beeps do you hear? Any BSOD?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2009 9:52 AM PDT
In reply to: I hear some beeps

1. Safe Mode.
2. Tell a little bit more story. I encountering exactly your story not long ago. It was a home made machine and one of the four heatsink retainers was not in its place.

If you hadn't written about the beeps I would have not suspected the hardware angle.

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try this
by bez.craig / July 21, 2009 7:24 PM PDT
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