Virus???

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  1. EnigmaXtreme
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    EnigmaXtreme GBAtemp Maniac

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    Ok I dont know what happened, but i got a Quarantine popup message about svchost or something and then my computer went thru the shut down prompt and well shut down. When I booted it up again, it went through the welcome screen and then a few minutes later went through the shut down prompt again. I was able to stop it by going into Task Manager and ending the shutdown.exe process that for some reason launched before it could execute?

    Any help?
     
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  3. EnigmaXtreme
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    I think the link is missing a few / since that is one long file name for a html
     
  5. UltraMagnus

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    more info is needed.

    what OS? what service pack? kernal version, etc
    do you have any anti virus software?

    oh, and if its windows XP, I have seen something vaguely similar after installation of SP3
     
  6. EnigmaXtreme
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    SP2 and I just downloaded AVG free
     
  7. juggernaut911

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    Avast! > AVG

    MalwareBytes is a good one too. run both and scan with both
     
  8. MicShadow

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    Shutdown.exe isnt launched to shutdown the 'legit' way. Its a virus disguised as svchost probably

    Run msconfig.exe, go to startup and check out anything suss there. And anti-malware scan/anti virus/Hijack This log
     
  9. m3rox

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    seconded.

    also, you could try running clamAV or similar from a linux partition/disk
     
  11. EnigmaXtreme
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    After a run through with AVG it seems to have been fixed.