Random Restarts

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Re: Random Restarts

Post by Tamianth » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:55 am

by CelticDragon on Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:38 pm
Slim, that sound VERY familiar to me-might I ask what your comp and OS (operating system) is? I think you may have inadvertently solved an issue my friend 'Rager has been having on one of his computers!
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Re: Random Restarts

Post by Tamianth » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:55 am

by Guest on Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:52 pm
I had this happen once to a laptop I had just purchased. I hooked up an external monitor to the HDMI drive and the problem started. I unhooked from HDMI and with to VGA - no issues...

just a thought
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Re: Random Restarts

Post by Tamianth » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:56 am

by Slim on Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:54 pm
CelticDragon wrote:
Slim, that sound VERY familiar to me-might I ask what your comp and OS (operating system) is? I think you may have inadvertently solved an issue my friend 'Rager has been having on one of his computers!

Shuttie (small box), XP. Latest updates before microsoft stopped supporting it.
Lots of references to the problem online, but all the threads quickly got bogged down in inconsequentials.
Suffice it to say that a restore point did not fix it, and none of the decent malware finders (including malwarebytes) found it, and "deleting" / reinstalling IE did not fix it (in fact, there were TWO IEs runnng after the reinstall ... the real one, and the rogue). I did not think about a Rootkit Virus ... but malwarebytes was supposed to check for that (I think). Since I do not use IE, I was very surprised to see it appear in the task list ... and that started my online search for that specific trojan.

MAYBE it was from the programming site ... MAYBE it was attached to one of the gifs or smileys I downloaded. Don't think it was an email virus, and I was not crawling around a porn site or downloading warez.

There are some trojans that have a binary method of attack (binary, meaning it takes two of them to combine and activate). Those things are VERY difficult to detect, because each half of the trojan is (almost) innocuous. Other trojans have a "time delay", so they activate days or weeks later ... who knows what happened?

In other words, I am at a loss how I really picked it up.
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Re: Random Restarts

Post by Tamianth » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:56 am

by CelticDragon on Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:02 pm
Ok-'Rager's comp with the issue's running 8. Was the hard drive light steady on or on and barely flickering?
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Re: Random Restarts

Post by Tamianth » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:57 am

by Guest on Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:28 am
Just a quick update : I ran a third scan on the computer last night. Nod32 found something that Housecall and Kaspersky missed. Turns out I did have a virus. It's clean now, so I'm hoping that fixed the restart problem.
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Re: Random Restarts

Post by Tamianth » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:58 am

by CelticDragon on Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:40 am
You're welcome for that Guest-glad the info I gave you did indeed help. Happen to know the name of the little bugger (aka the virus name)?
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Re: Random Restarts

Post by Tamianth » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:58 am

by Guest on Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:01 pm
Thank you CD. My manners suck today Embarassed I have a little man down with a centipede bite, so I've been running around cleaning my house top to bottom to make sure no more are in the carpets.

I didn't catch the name of the virus. Just let Nod32 clean it and went on. Unfortunately, I used the online scanner, so I don't have a log to refer back to.
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Re: Random Restarts

Post by Tamianth » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:58 am

by Guest on Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:36 pm
Please do Smile After running another scan just to make sure all was clean, I accessed the quarantine log. The virus I had was roboot64.
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Re: Random Restarts

Post by Tamianth » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:59 am

by 1-C on Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:53 pm
Yikes! Sounds about right,Guest

Roboot64.EXE file:

http://www.herdprotect.com/roboot64.exe ... e80b7.aspx

http://www.solvusoft.com/en/files/error ... oot64-exe/

Thank goodness for our own CD and her friend 'Rager' :-D

Glad to hear it's gone now ...
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Re: Random Restarts

Post by Tamianth » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:00 am

by CelticDragon on Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:57 pm
Since this does call for some reply, I will say the two of us (RoadRager and myself) are happy to help out. Guest, I'll let him know what the bugger was.
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