Re: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

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Subject: Re: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
Posted by:  Richard Urban (richardurbanREMOVETH…
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009

What you explain is a case of over heating. When you scan you place the CPU
and hard drive under extreme load which you normally do not have. The
computer overheats and shuts down. Waiting half an hour allows it to cool
sufficiently to restart.

I have never heard of a viral or malware infection that shuts you down for
1/2 hour and then allows normal computer operation.


Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience

"Rama" <Ra…> wrote in message
> Windows XP Professional; HP-Compaq Computer.
> Downloaded the Malicious Removal Tool from Microsoft website after my
> computer started shutting down suddenly when it is scanned either by
> anti-virus or Ad-Aware software. However, instead of removing the virus or
> whatever, this tool too is shutting down the computer like Ad-Aware or
> Anti-virus software. By shutting down, I mean, the computer is suddenly
> switched-off (not normal shutting down) and my monitor goes to sleep. If I
> try to start the computer within 30 minutes, it will close half way
> through
> booting. This confirms, I think, that my computer harbors a virus.
> Can someone tell me how to get rid of this virus please?
> Thanks in advance.


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Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool posted by Rama on Thu, 16 Apr 2009