Re: computer crashed
From: Colonel Flagg (colonel_flagg_at_NOSOUPFORJ00internetwarzone.org)
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 18:37:26 -0500
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Last week I was on IRC and found out I had an older version with a
> security hole. Someone on IRC said someone could plant a trojan and
> trash the computer. I haven't been on IRC since. But when the
> computer crashed, my mind started racing. Suppose a trojan was
> planted and was set to go off a week later..... Oh I worry too much.
> This is what happened:
> Our main computer froze and then it would not come back on.
> Here's the sequence of events:
> First the computer froze just after visiting newspaper archives.
> Then the "on off"(front)switch would not turn it off.
> So we shut it off at the back. (Like shutting off the power cord)
> But the "on off" switch did turn the computer on.
> Now the computer is on.
> The fan works. It is cool (no heating up)
> The monitor has a green light and a message on the screen.
> The message says "monitor is working"
> "please check the video cable and
> OK so nothing wrong with the monitor.
> The light is green so the connection to the video card must be OK.
> So the front switch does not turn it off but will turn it on.
> I seem to hear the harddrive doing something but no evidence on the
> screen. I know this is not really a virus issue but I would like some
> feedback if possible anyway.
Considering the level of experience you present in this message, I would
seek professional computer help.
-- Colonel Flagg http://www.internetwarzone.org/ Privacy at a click: http://www.cotse.net Q: How many Bill Gates does it take to change a lightbulb? A: None, he just defines Darkness? as the new industry standard..." "...I see stupid people."