Having problems with your PC Laptops ?

Smells like a virus but nav and avg can't find it.

\015 As of yesterday, suddenly if my external drive (300g usb drive) is connected while I'm booting, I get locked out of my computer - winxp (sp3) comes up with the logon screen and asks me for a password for my user name (also admin) but there is none. \302\240so I just click thru and it says it can't continue because it needs a password. \302\240so I turn off the computer (or simply restart), disconnect the "g" drive and it loads just fine. \302\240then I can reconnect the drive and have access to it, if I want. \302\240I was running norton a/v but it didn't find anything. \302\240I unloaded and installed avg virus and it didn't find anything either. \302\240I mostly use the g drive to store files - photos, docs, movie fies, extra font files, there are a few executable files (like cab file backups of files for my cel phone) but I run NO programs from. \302\240I've gone back to a previous restore point, cleaned & compacted my registry, so I have no idea what this is. \302\240could it be some corruption on the hard drive or something damage on the computer side when the drive is connected? \302\240but it sure smells like a virus - but why reside on an external drive?\015

Answers :

There's a lot of malware out there these days that will slip past your AV, or get inadvertently installed when you download or install something else. The best program for scanning for this stuff at the moment is Malwarebytes AntiMalware, available for free download from www.malwarebytes.com. Download and install it, update it, and then scan your system. You should allow it to fix any problems it finds..
This problem you are describing, however, sounds like something that could be caused by a corrupted user profile. Here's a link to an MS article that might help you, and another at Kelly's Korner.. Also see this link, and consider googling logon problem + corrupt user profile + password.
You mention that you cleaned the registry, and that sets off some warning bells in my mind. Registry cleaners are known to have caused a lot of problems by cleaning areas where things were best left alone...see this article.
If you want to check the hard drive, you could run chkdsk after you get logged on...see here and here.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!



Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for PC Laptops

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Smells like a virus but nav and avg can't find it.


There's a lot of malware out there these days that will slip past your AV, or get inadvertently installed when you download or install something else. The best program for scanning for this stuff at the moment is Malwarebytes AntiMalware, available ... PC Laptops

Dont have recovery disks and have virus...actually just missing disk 2


If the popup you're getting is from something like "MS Antispyware 2009" or similar, that's the same trouble I've seen on several other computers. Download a removal tool called ComboFix. You can find information on how to use it and links to downloa ... Gateway 835GM (835GH) PC Desktop

Cant find my setup disc for broadband is there a download place for it or do i have to wait for it to come in the mail??


Is this like skybroadband package\015\012\015\012where you get details of your logon etc via mail\015\012sepperate to the equiptment\015\012\015\012if so contact the broadband supplier and ask for your\015\012setup ... PC Desktops

I just got a tinybook by samsungs ce 6.0. i cant find virus protection


Virus protection programs such as Nortons and McAfee can be purchased from the computer shop.\015\012There are free virus programs you can downloaf off the Internet. The one I like is AVG, click on this link to their WEB site :-\015\012 ... Gateway MT3705 Notebook

Problem with rundell.exe and ntvdm.exe


Dear mewms. I am using windows2003(vistacapable)& ie-7,this is office p.c, My problem is- Fewdays b4 I had got some virus-(funnyusscandal,killer.exe,lsass.exe,sms.exe,renounce.exe..and some more) At that time I was using avg7.0,but it had not hel ... IBM ThinkPad T60 Notebook

A New problem I face with mcafee Antivirus 8.5.0.i


I agree. Re imaging or reinstalling the windows operating system seems like the only fix at this point since it seems like the anti virus isn't picking up the virus. Back up the files on an external hard drive and just reinstall windows. ... Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

Virus? My computer has been sending error messages that I have a potential virus threat and provides virus protection options. WHen I select them it takes me to an advertiser page. Also, my wallpaper is changes and will not change back. When I select ctr -alt- dlt a message appears basically stating that the administrator has blocked this option. Finally, it will not let me download any virus removers and I believe the one I have is outdated because it doesn't find this virus. What else can I do


Firstly, the most important thing you can do is keep up-to-date virus protection-either a paid program like "Mcafee" or a free version, (which I'm not sold on but better than nothing)like AVG.....available here:http://free.avg.com/download-avg- ... Gateway 450SX4 Notebook

My laptop battery doesn't hold a charge and my computer runs slow


Sounds like 2 problems. If the laptop does not hold a charge, and if the adapter wiggles, more then likely, you need a new motherboard. You can call manufacturer and see what one would cost.\015\012\015\0122nd- Runs slow. Either you ne ... PC Laptops

Initializing error :registry value is not of binary type


Sorry to here about your problems with AVG, generally Griftsoft (AVG) is a grate program, that is until recently.\015\012I have run AVG for years, until they get bossy and BUSH you to Buy their Program. At ... HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

I HAVE A VIRUS ON MY LAPTOP! HELP!


If you want simple and perfect solution for the removal of virus then call on 1-888-959-1458. They have best and experienced technician. ... Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop

Computer slow - PC Desktops


A couple of possible problems here.\015\012\015\012Most likely a virus or spyware affecting your computer, or just drastically in need of defragging (or both).\015\012\015\012If you don't have anti virus and antispyware, I rec ... PC Desktops

HP vista desktop. keep getting permission "pop-ups" from adobe and google tool bar.


#1 when you ran the scan, did it find and "fix" a problem...\015\012norton (apparently) let in something like that to my unit and the\015\012first thing I did was delete norton, then I re-formatted using the factory disk/not just restored ... HP PAVILION A6230N DESKTOP PC

I downloaded avg 9.0 (upgrade from 8.5) and


Now avg 9 has now new network secure utils, so you need to reinstall and take some special attention on network config. ... Internet Grisoft AVG Security Full Version for PC

Computer Problems Hi, I am having problems with my computer. I have viruses and spyware type stuff on it. I have AVG antivirus but it isnt finding them because they have to do with my internet usage. My computer is running really slow and won't let me do anything on the internet, it keeps blocking every site that i try to visit and such. I cant download anything to get rid of it of course because my i am unable to visit any websites. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I could do to get rid


The following procedure would require a little patience \015\012 \015\012\015\012Backup important files if you can. \015\012Update AVG antivirus. \015\012Run AV ... Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

Problem with rundell.exe and ntvdm.exe


Ntvdm.exe ... PC Desktops

Bios problem Power On Self Test (POST) Beep Codes and Bios Error Messages


Standard Original IBM POST Error Codes1 short beep\011Normal POST - system is ok2 short beeps\011POST Error - error code shown on screenNo beep\011Power supply or system board problemContinuous beep\011Power supply, system board, or ... PC Desktops

My computer is slow.


Hi there,I am not sure of what type of memory your computer has but i will give you a list of probable causes and solutions:1) Your hard drive might be too small or it might be full of stuff that will slow it down but this wil ... Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

3138 viruses on laptop


The best way to at least get started would be to download AVG v8.x Free Edition AND Avast Home\015\012Edition on her laptop. Also, download CCleaner v2.1x. All are available from download.com FREE of charge. \015\012 ... Acer Aspire 5600 Series 5630-6951 Laptop

How do i stop my computer from using redirect


Most of the time is a Virus. I suggest you scan with Spybot Search & Destroy, and remove whatever it show. Then restart computer and do Malwarebytes.\015\012See how far you can go. Below is some helpful\015\012INFORMATION YOU CAN USE ... PC Desktops

Virus + Graphic Card Issues.


OK if your computer has an Manual restore pressing one of the following keys while your computer's starting up should pull up the menu. you press the keys when you see the manufacture logo such as dell hp ECT… Here are the keys F10, F11, F12 ... Dell Dimension 4600C PC Desktop

My daughter has a virus on her computer. I have


Since you have tried using Housecall,Then download Spybot Search N Destroy.Helpful Free Software below Read On.FREE SPYWAREDownload Spybot Search & Destroy. Restart computer, then run Spybot to see what s ... Acer Aspire One AOA150-1570 Notebook PC

I cant find the icon for the webcam on my averatec D1002UHCE-1 Al


You'll survive this one, I daresay.How's it going as far as the USB plug?  Maybe the power fell out of the USB hub or the webcam and you get to reconnect that as well as the USB connection?  If things aren't perfect then, try going in ... Averatec D1002UHCE-1 All-In-One Intel Desktop PC - Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz, 2GB, 320GB, DVDRW

Cant update anything


Hi,It sounds like your internet connection is being blocked. Either by a firewall program, clashing security programs, or a virus. I would try loading into safe mode and trying from there.While the computer is turning on tap F ... PC Desktops

Virus protect- secuirty toolbar HELP!!!!


I agree with somzy, but if you alreddy have done that, also i recomend getting a good anti-virus, it may slow down your computer a little, but so this doesint happen again i recomend a anti-virus like Advast from ... E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

I cant identify the prolem


It looks like you may have a boot sector virus. A boot sector virus is one that infects the first sector, i.e. the boot sector, of a floppy disk or hard drive. Boot sector viruses can also infect the MBR. All disks and hard drives are di ... Computer Processors
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.8570 seconds