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System Shutdown

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by abpant, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. abpant

    abpant New Member

    My computer will automatically initiates the shutdown after i use 'cmd' in run dialog box. Although i use shutdown -a it will stop temporarily. i want to fix this probelm permanently. screenshot and message appearing is shown below.

    System Shutdown
    This system is shutting down.Please save all work in progress and log off.Any unsaved changes will be lost. This shutdown was intiated by COMPUTER_NAME\ADMINISTRATOR
    Time before Shutdown: 00:50:00
    Message: (Blank)
  2. TimoftheC

    TimoftheC Kilobyte Poster

    Well, I'm no expert on this ab but I seem to remember an article about this sort of activity being caused by malware.

    Do you have any malware checking programmes installed? If so I would suggest that you update and run them. If the ones you use down pick this up, there a couple of online sites you can use to scan your computer. Unfortunately, I can't remember what they're called but some one will post a name soon, hopefully :)
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Hi & welcome to CF, please introduce yourself here :)

    Can't see the pic, it's too small. Have you tried a virus/spyware/malware scan with the latest updates? Have you install the latest Windows updates? Have you tried re-installing the latest service pack?

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  4. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

    As Ken has said - we need a larger image to see exactly what the problem is.

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  5. dales

    dales Terabyte Poster

    sounds abit like the blaster worm from years gone by, are you opening the cmd prompt from an icon if so whats is its properties. I dont suppose the icon is set to "cmd shutdown -s -t xx" or something is it.
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster


    I was thinking the same thing.. what happens if you forget the shortcut and double click *cmd.exe* in the Windows\system32 folder?
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  7. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Yeah, it does sound like the blaster virus.

    Browse to the cmd.exe, right click, properties and check there are no switches after the .exe as dales as suggested.
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