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Thread: Computer Starts Alone

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    Hi guys!

    i installed windowsXP pro 2 days ago. something very strange happens since then... when i wake up i find the computer running and showing the logon screen.

    is there a setting in windows which might cause this or do i have ghosts in the house???

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    No setting that i know of would do that.

    Just switch the plug off and do a virus scan.

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    i vote virus scan but you are turning your pc totally off before you go to bed right?? that is what i got from it

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    had the same thing happen to me zobr.................when my comp was infected!
    scan it quick
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    If you leave your computer own and lets say the screensaver comes on. By default its selected to prompt you for your password or bring up the welcome or log in screen when you come back to your computer if its been a specified amount of time elapsed.

    Change it, right click the desktop and click properties and go to screensaver and deselect the checkbox that says prompt for passrod or whatever.

    hope that helped.

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    is your computer called Christine?

    <span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>BLAH</span>

    <span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>Wayne Rooney - A thug and a thief</span>

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    Your computer is somebody elses bitch (bot). You got a trojan.

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    Originally posted by zapjb@2 October 2003 - 15:18
    Your computer is somebody elses bitch (bot). You got a trojan.
    Maybe I misunderstood the topic question.

    However, no trojan is able to turn someones computer "on" when its already "off"

    Off maybe, but not on. Use a little networking common sense.

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    it&#39;s either a virus or a power surge. most likely a power surge. my first computer used to do that alot. that was 5 years ago when power surges weren&#39;t that much of a concern. but most viruses aren&#39;t active when the comp is shut down. if it turns on all the time, try buying a surge protector. it helps. 80% of the time, it&#39;s a power surge. hope this helps

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    Once I had the same prob. I found that it actually happens for the power. There must be sth wrong with ur comp&#39;s power supply or the plug. Check those n its gonna be all right...

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