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09 March 2013 @ 04:58 pm
another computer problem...  
so tortuousphoenix was an absolute star last weekend and helped fix up the malfunctioning laptop and it's all shiny and wonderful... except...

whenever they play a game that involves Flash it runs for a few minutes and then the whole system just switches of. No BSoD, no warning, just kaput.

Any ideas anyone?

Win XP
Current Mood: confusedconfused
telaryn on March 9th, 2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
Has it been dusted on the inside? That sounds to me like an overheating issues - games take a lot more power than normal functions.

If you have access to compressed air, blast it in at the cooling fan.
Andy_Zandrea_ze on March 9th, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
actually I have the solution! *smiles*
Not your fault.

It´s a trojan hidden in the update of flashplayer...well a trojan hid itself pretending to be an update for FPlayer.

Erase the version you´ve got and upload the newest one.
The company fixed the problem in that one!

There has been an information and warning about that in a german Computer-magazine. The trojan switches off the anti-viral-firewalls and roams through personal files looking for online banking informations and passwords.
Here´s an article about it: http://www.mimikama.at/allgemein/facebook-warnung-hinter-einem-flash-player-update-verbirgt-sich-ein-trojaner/

HERE you get the newest version - trojan free!

But mind: You must erase the old version from your computer first, restart the system witout Flashplayer and then install the new one!!!!

I´m not the supergeek here, but THIS problem I has myself and after I did it, it worked great.

See ya

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on March 11th, 2013 01:43 pm (UTC)
Re: actually I have the solution! *smiles*
You? Are a star! Thank you so much!

I had tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but forgot to reboot the laptop in between the two. *fingers crossed* it seems to be working now!
Andy_Zandrea_ze on March 11th, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
Re: actually I have the solution! *smiles*
hehe, glad I could help.