random reboot help

  jonostar 13:25 13 Jul 2004

i have a windows 98se on a 128ram intel celeron computer .. processor 300hz..my computer just reboots and restarts only when im on the net.. i have a x5 connection with tiscali.. it can happen alot or a little...its totally raNDOM N VERY FRUSTRATING..help me please.. it never reboots when im off the net..

  rawprawn 13:51 13 Jul 2004

Have you tried running Ad-aware and Spybot ? to see if it is being caused by malware, also try Hijackthis and check the scan, but be careful what you delete.

  rawprawn 13:51 13 Jul 2004

Oops nearly forgot, try Ccleaner.

  jonostar 14:03 13 Jul 2004

i a novice n need taking throug the process please help

  rawprawn 15:07 13 Jul 2004

Ad-Aware click here
Ccleaner click here
Just download these freeware programs to your computer to a place you will remember such as Desktop,click to install them and then Update them (You will see how just click update) then run them. I will give you Spybot later

  rawprawn 15:16 13 Jul 2004

click here Do the same with Spybot. It,s not difficult but if you get stuck come back.

  rawprawn 15:18 13 Jul 2004

click here For Ad-aware it is a direct link to the page to save you looking for it.

  rawprawn 15:24 13 Jul 2004

I won't give you Hijackthis, it can be dangerous if you are not sure what you are doing

  jonostar 15:54 14 Jul 2004

i have done what u sed .. ran a spy and an adaware programs.. took off alot of files..what next

  PhiltheFragger 15:57 14 Jul 2004

Is your problem now fixed?

  OK Computer 16:19 14 Jul 2004

Sounds like a virus to be, not advertising software. Do you get a "your pc will reboot in 15 seconds" message?

I think it was the Sasser worm that rebooted peoples PC - "Uses the AbortSystemShutdown API to hinder the attempts to shut down or restart the computer."

Are you running any Anti Virus software?

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