Weird bug...Maybe a Trojan? or a Virus?
Posted on 2003-11-02
Ok, so just recently my computer started performing 3 strange things. I'm not if they're related or not, but my best is "yes."
First, the computer freezes up on me at random times...when this happens I cannot move the mouse, nor click on anything, or use the keyboard. The only option was to unplug the computer.
Second, McAfee AnitiVirus won't run anymore, I start it up, but after a minute or so, it has a program error and quits.
Third, there is a process running called "spoolvq.exe", which I had never noticed before, and always uses around 12-16,000k in the Processes list.
Here are some basics:
I'm running Windows 2000 Pro with the latest service pack.
I have the latest ZoneAlarm firewall running constantly.
If anyone can help me with this before I have to reformat the hard drive, I will would appreciate it enormously.
Thanks in advance!!