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Originally posted by b3l13v3
Originally posted by BIGPoJo
If you are a smoker this threat is increased dramatically.
Wrong. You may have read this in CompTIA's beautiful A+ book, but unless you're servicing PCs in a Vegas casino this is absolute BS.
Also, if you download MP3s from the Internet there is a chance you downloaded one that had a malicious payload.
Fairly certain Vista and up have patched all currently known MP3 exploits, so no, this isn't the problem.
To test this download a good antivirus program like Avira (the free version). Uninstall Symantec or what ever other AV you have installed THEN install Avira. Run a full system scan after it updates. If Avira finds nothing and you still feel dirty you can try other tools such as HiJackThis, Malwarebytes, or Unhackme.
This might help, but it more than likely is A) BIOS turning off PC due to safety measures, B) bad power supply.
Also, Avast is better than Avira by far. I'm a certified computer technician and extensively experienced in the field.
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology; often written as SMART) is a monitoring system for computer hard disk drives to detect and report on various indicators of reliability, in the hope of anticipating failures.
Originally posted by webpirate
reply to post by BIGPoJo
NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!
Never spray canned air into a computer case with components attached. They are obviously under pressure, and when you start spraying they release water vapor and droplets. Very bad for computer parts to encounter water!!!