[thelist] is this a virus?

Scott Harman scott at enteractiontv.com
Mon Aug 11 17:10:52 CDT 2003

One of the possibilities is overdiligent patching -
one of the more recent patches has caused more than a few url handler

Also can't overlook the possibility of hardware issues - i.e. your cable
modems or routers causing overflows.

One of the bigger issues in the UK right now is heat - I've had 4 laptops in
my office suddenly go PHUT! rebooting every couple of hours - purely heat in
this case.

Are you running complete memory dumps on failure, checking event logs etc...
The urlmon.dll issue I vaguely pointed to earlier was crashing one of my
home machines constantly - it even caused three or four reboots
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Dell'Aringa" <pixelmech at yahoo.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2003 7:09 PM
Subject: [thelist] is this a virus?

> Hi,
> I was just contacted by my wife at home on our desktop, where she
> states the computer is continuously restarting itself. In the last
> week I had two kinds of 'fatal flaws' or somesuch where the computer
> rebooted itself, and I had no choice in the matter. (Both times
> playing a MMORPG game). This has never happened before.
> IN addition, my in-laws computer which is running off the cable modem
> (we are both linked to a router) apparently is doing the same thing.
> I'm wondering if this is a known virus or if anyone has an idea what
> it could be.
> Thanks
> Tom
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