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Why would your computer randomly restart is it cause of a Virus And how can you get rid of it?

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April 27, 2009 10:12AM

yeah that would be a virus. they have command that will reset your computer after 50 or so executions. press controll alt delete and go to process and than go to start search and search everthing program that you dont know. Or you could get a anti virus program So here's what I would do, when faced with a randomly rebooting computer:

-Yes, I would consider upgrading to Windows XP, if the machine was capable of it.

-Make sure that anti-virus and anti-spyware utilities are running and up-to-date.

-Make sure that the operating system and all device drivers are as up-to-date as possible.

-Run a memory diagnostic such as Memtest86 or Windows memory Diagnostic.

-Run a hard disk diagnostic such as SpinRite.