does this site contain viruses that shutdown your computer LOL?

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posted on May, 22 2011 @ 05:55 PM
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i was done typing a cool thread on this site then suddenly *poof* my computer shutdown...

i was like "what the fu...!! arghhhh!!!"




posted on May, 22 2011 @ 05:57 PM
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Originally posted by mercanaries3
i was done typing a cool thread on this site then suddenly *poof* my computer shutdown...

i was like "what the fu...!! arghhhh!!!"


Never heard of that.. hopefully you're not in the beginnings of a hardware failure



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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I've never had a problem lol



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 05:59 PM
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Could simply be that you've been on your computer too long. Unexplained shutdowns are oftentimes the result of overheating. This could be a great opportunity to see if your CPU heatsink & fans are clogged etc.

Good luck and NO.

Not possible.

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posted on May, 22 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Nope but I'm running linux I don't have any virus problems.

By the way has "LOL" become the new standard in sentence punctuation?

Are you seriously" laughing out loud" about the possibility of having a virus that can shut down your computer?

Thats generally something I wouldn't laugh about but that's just me.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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Yeah it has happen to me too at odd times but I think it was most likely due to over heating.

I think my laptop automatically just turns off whenever it exceeds a certain temperature.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 06:15 PM
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230,262 members on this site, and your the only one who has mentioned such an episode.

Perhaps you should check your computer for infections. There are no infectious digital diseases on ATS, or the adverts on the site.




posted on May, 22 2011 @ 06:16 PM
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Originally posted by mercanaries3
i was done typing a cool thread on this site then suddenly


after you found the reason for the shutdown (overheating, automatic update in background, etc) and fixed it you can install the Firefox extension "Lazarus". From then on you will never again lose anything you type into a website. Even if it completely cashes in the middle of typing or the website goes down while clicking submit you can later restore the text with a single mouse click.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 06:16 PM
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I logged on couple months back and had a message so clicked it soon after pc starts playing up and then as soon as I shut the page down I couldnt get the internet back,I had to phone my operator who went through some stuff and told me I got a trojan.

Whether it was here or just a coincidence it happened just after I clicked message,who knows but Im not one for believing in coincidences.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 06:18 PM
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How would I know ?!

I'm running on linux...




posted on May, 22 2011 @ 06:26 PM
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I'm thinking it's a combination of HAARP's UHF/VHF/ELF/ULF worldwide targetable attack frequencies and Nibiru's gravitational disturbances that caused your computer to shutdown by itself. Of course I don't have any evidence of this, but it's got to be true!

Or it could be you have evil dust critters living inside your system preventing good cooling. Nah!



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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Only if you forget you are logged on and get in a fight with a radical Muslim on here. It only happened once though and I fixed it and also know who did it. Overall you are safe.

I know of 2 other conspiracy sites that are crazy and will really get you though but wont name them. Stay clear. Trust me on this.
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posted on May, 22 2011 @ 06:33 PM
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Originally posted by Ferris.Bueller.II
I'm thinking it's a combination of HAARP's UHF/VHF/ELF/ULF worldwide targetable attack frequencies and Nibiru's gravitational disturbances that caused your computer to shutdown by itself. Of course I don't have any evidence of this, but it's got to be true!

Or it could be you have evil dust critters living inside your system preventing good cooling. Nah!


That stuff "UHF/VHF/ELF/ULF" will only mess with brain cells and leave computers safe but like your opinion.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 06:58 PM
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This shut down suddenly problem has been bugging me also. I ordered a new power supply, and that fixed the problem. Inspection showed some heat damage in the old one.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 06:58 PM
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Sometimes "bad" java code can shut down a computer running windows, sometimes it will freeze with a blue screen or restart completely. Check and see if your java and flash are updated. Not much you can do otherwise. Nothing to worry about otherwise.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 07:18 PM
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hmmm....

thought I'd offer some help if anyone visiting this thread is having computer issues. I'm not a professional, I'm just talented with computers. Have been in the linux, & hackintosh scene for a long time, and taught myself programming languages and web development from age 12 and on...

So if you have any problems that need to be addressed, feel free to u2u me. I make no promises, but will try to do what I can over the net.


Peace!



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 07:22 PM
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the only time i have had that is when windows updates has finished updating and wants to restart, sometimes it just shuts down automatically and restarts, but thats because i have the option on restart after update.

could it be this?



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 07:26 PM
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Originally posted by autowrench
This shut down suddenly problem has been bugging me also. I ordered a new power supply, and that fixed the problem. Inspection showed some heat damage in the old one.


I think your reply is funny but laughing with you, not at you. This site can cause any computer to overheat or blow a hard drive if your on arguing a lot or trying to prove a point.



posted on May, 22 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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Not sure if you are or not, but it may be best to get familiar with your task manager [ctrl] [alt] [del]. If your processor is pinging 100% activity, open up the processes tab, and try to identify which one is using up all the resources. If it's one that you're sure is not being used by you at the moment, kill it...end process, and then you'll probably get some system stability back.

Then go online, and search the process and try to identify how to get rid of the issue on a support forum.

Once again, not sure what your tech level is, so maybe I'm not telling you something you already know.

If so, my apologies.
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posted on May, 22 2011 @ 07:37 PM
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this guy again eh?





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