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When I went to turn my computer on it was already on.. how does this happen. I know I shut it offf.....and my phone sometimes the font is bigger and sometimes its smaller.. do you all feel someone is using your computer or into it 

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Could be any number of things. Here are a few possible reasons and solutions...

http://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/why-does-my-computer-turn-itself-on-at-night-525971/

Here's one specific to Windows 10...

http://www.tenforums.com/general-support/13635-pc-turning-itself-after-windows-10-upgrade.html

I don't know about your phone's fonts...

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Oh my, Rosie!  I'm rather technically challenged about your computer issue, but I do hope someone here can offer you some helpful suggestions that will be able to fix any security concerns.  I can't quote it off the top, but it sure is comforting to know that "...Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."  Right this minute I'm going to pray about your computer, and that you will know what to do to ensure against the possibility of anyone hacking into it. Lovya, sista...and praying!

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Rosie, if it just started four days ago, I would think the most probable reason would be that your computer received an update that may have changed something.

On the other side, if your computer was possibly hacked four days ago, you may have also noticed other behaviors on it that are out of the ordinary. Just to be safe, make sure your Antivirus is up to date, and run a scan with it. If you have a separate program to check for malware, do the same with it.

It honestly sounds more like a computer update is what is causing it to me though.

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A lot of times, if you have automatic updates, the computer will not shut down unless you force it to. In other words, when you tell it to shut down, after a bit a window will come up that says not to shut down because of updates. If you've walked away from your computer before that, the updates will take place and the computer will not shut down.

There were many times I left my computer at work running because of the updates. But my computer was set to shut itself down afterward. I didn't set it that way, the IT guy did, so I don't know how to tell you to do it. 

I hope it is the update issue that is causing this. 

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Rosie, answer these questions the best you can...

Did all of your problems start a few days ago, or have they been going on longer? 

How old is your computer? 

If it's not new, did you allow it to upgrade to Windows 10? If so, did you start having problems after that? 

Do you know if the defragment tool ever runs? 

Do you have a malware scanner in addition to (and separate from) your Antivirus? 

Do you ever clear the history of your web browser? 

 

 

Edited by No Nicolaitans

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Did all of your problems start a few days ago, or have they been going on longer?  A FEW DAYS AGO

How old is your computer?  4 YEARS OLD ?

If it's not new, did you allow it to upgrade to Windows 10? If so, did you start having problems after that?  NO I DID NOT UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10 I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT IT

Do you know if the defragment tool ever runs? I DON'T KNOW

Do you have a malware scanner in addition to (and separate from) your Antivirus? NO

Do you ever clear the history of your web browser?  YES

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Okay...thanks. One final question...do you know if you're using Windows 7 or Windows 8?

I'll cover defragmenting and cleaning files later; here's the first thing that I would recommend you try.

This could still be due to an update that your computer received, but for now, we will work on the worst case scenario and assume that you have malware on your computer. So, download and install Malwarebytes. Look at the download page carefully, and just download the free version...it's the white box with a blue outline. It does everything the paid version does as far as removing malware.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/dl-confirm/

Run a scan with it after you install it. It could take it a while. Hackers are getting more clever these days, but Malwarebytes is really good at finding malware.

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8 minutes ago, Rosie said:

i down loaded it and ran it and had 4 problems.. all should be ok now .. thank you so much N N

Good. I hope that did take care of the problem. If so, I was wrong about it being caused by an update!  :hide:

Now that you have Malwarebytes, it would be good for you to run a scan with it periodically. I run it on our Windows computer once a week...but I'm paranoid. :nuts:

 

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On 6/19/2016 at 5:45 AM, Rosie said:

When I went to turn my computer on it was already on.. how does this happen. I know I shut it offf.....and my phone sometimes the font is bigger and sometimes its smaller.. do you all feel someone is using your computer or into it 

My wife borrowed my computer and somehow corrupted the boot sector!  Probably static electricity or a virus that snuck through.  I could only get this ten year old machine running XP back up by upgrading to Windows 7.  So, here we are after ten days down.

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On Monday, June 20, 2016 at 2:26 AM, Rosie said:

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If it's not new, did you allow it to upgrade to Windows 10? If so, did you start having problems after that?  NO I DID NOT UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10 I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT IT

 

Ok then - Windows 10 is great!

I love it!

There, now you have something good about it. :lol:

Glad it seems you are sorted out.

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1 hour ago, John81 said:

I ran the malware program and it indicated over 800 possible problems.

This system is still on Windows 7 and is unable to upload Windows 10.

Sounds like you may have used SUPERAntiSpyware...or something similar. It treats tracking cookies as "threats". That's probably why there were so many. 

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29 minutes ago, No Nicolaitans said:

Sounds like you may have used SUPERAntiSpyware...or something similar. It treats tracking cookies as "threats". That's probably why there were so many. 

I downloaded the one you posted above. It took over half an hour to run. Earlier this year I ran into problems with this computer and both times the only way I could get it going good again was to take it back to an earlier date and restart from there.

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1 hour ago, John81 said:

I downloaded the one you posted above.

Wow...and it found 800? I didn't say anything to Rosie, but I thought that the four items her scan found was a lot. I think the most ours has ever discovered at one time was two items.

Was Malwarebytes able to remove all of the items from your computer?

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1 hour ago, No Nicolaitans said:

Wow...and it found 800? I didn't say anything to Rosie, but I thought that the four items her scan found was a lot. I think the most ours has ever discovered at one time was two items.

Was Malwarebytes able to remove all of the items from your computer?

It said it removed them all. I had a couple or few, don't recall just how many, times when suddenly new windows started opening up rapidly and I couldn't close them faster than they would open new ones. I had to shut the computer off to stop it. Perhaps during one or more of those instances many nasty things jumped on board. I don't know.

Yes, I really thought over 800 hits was extremely high. I was concerned when it got to double digits! I suppose being rid of whatever they were couldn't hurt! ;-)

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