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(hardware related, most likely a dead graphics card. Not a virus)
My computer hard crashes...and the starting screens (when staring windows) and tons of jumbled up text and symbols. Read about it, and it looks like its a CPU overload virus (though not sure if that is the actual name, I can't find anything about it when googling)
I scanned with Windows Defender Offline (from a bootable disk), AdwCleaner, Roguekiller, Combofix, TDSSKiller (with paremeters set) and finally MalwareBytes Anti-Rootkit. In that order.
WDO didn't find anything, nor did AdwCleaner. Roguekiller found a couple registry files, but false positive. Combofix found an .exe file in System folder, which it deleted. TDSSKiller found nothing, and Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit found nothing.
I then did SFC /scannow and it didn't find anything.
Now, maybe its fixed. I dunno. PC has been running for half an hour now, without any problems and it boots up fine and nothing is jumbled up at the bootscreen. Don't notice high CPU usage. However, I haven't ran any games or used anything with flash...so I dunno how 100% it actually is.
Won't have time to do more testing till tomorrow, but when browsing the web and multiple boot ups...seems the problem is gone. But I want to make sure.
Whatever it is, I think its a new virus or what people are calling it is wrong. because I can't find anything on bleepingcomputer or malwarebytes forum about any virus called CPU overload virus or anything like it. Closest I found is MRT.exe virus, but I don't think that is what I got. But it could...since the guy who posted saying he had it, said his CPU went to 100% watching videos (because of flash) and other programs. But nothing I scanned with found anything, except the .exe in system, which is most definitely likely a virus. But that got removed. And I dunno if that relates or not.
The .exe I think was frapsvid.exe or something like that. But for one, I haven't used fraps in a while (many months)...and two...my fraps is actually a legit copy that I bought from their own site. So dunno what that is. But whatever, it got removed.
Thanks for any help
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