Windows 2003 SBS locks up during full scan of Malwarebytes.

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Been noticing that my machine was slowing a bit with some minor issues with a delay in saving a file. I also recently due to personal budget cuts did not renew my McAfee Total Protection Advanced for small business. I did install Malwarebytes the free version.

I went to do a little maintenance to clean things up. I rarely do anything but do update files, software and on occasion in an emergency download a tool from the web like FileZilla or something like that. Never check email and rarely use for browsing. It is for database work.

I ran a QuickScan with Malwarebytes and found the following virus. See Virus Found on QuickScan. I then deleted the virus. Ran it a second time and Malware said no virus found.

Then ran the full scan and it hung up all of Saturday. Something locked up the machine so I did a hard reboot. Then I ran it again and it hung all of Sunday and I followed up with the same thing. See images. Has anyone out there seen this or know what I can do...?

Consequently, I have the latest Microsoft Action Pack subscription that helps with work, sales to customers and solutions for myself. I wondered if it would be safe to update that box with the current Windows 2008 SBS software on it. Then I looked at the list of software that comes with the Action Pack and wondered if there are any tools that can protect me from Virus Malware and problems like that.  Does anyone know if it is fairly safe to update and if the list attached has an powerful security tools that will protect me without having to purchase another Server Anti-virus Software ?



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If you are talking about a system lock up where the mouse pointer doesn't even move, that is more likely caused by the CPU overheating. I would look into that first.
 
Not sure what there is ms wise for security.. though there is a ms fixit I believe.. I use TuneUp.

I've just got rid of spybot and installed malwarebytes on all machines because it found stuff ... though we have paid for versions of webroot and avg we also have spywareblaster which is more of a static thing. My sons machine shut down suddenly when I ran it for the second time after getting rid of some sw called Golden Casino which had some malware and a trojan... malware bytes found it and so did webroot... He told me it had been shutting down suddenly before that.

Even if you don't do much you can pick up things just by being connected to the internet .. no firewall is foolproof. So you do need a virus and spyware checker.

if money is tight you could always use trialpay where you get the sw free for a year but 'buy' something else which is usually about $3.

sorry I can't help with the actual problem but perhaps the trailpay thing might help.

Tina
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Thank you both. I am doubting the overheating but I will check. How can I check the temp of a Dell PowerEdge Server 840. I see nothing online?

Tina Good advice I will check it out. Thank you.
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Just do a visual inspection of the cooling components. Make sure the fans are working and that the air ways and cooling fins are not clogged.
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Yes the fans seem to be working fine. I am installing Hwmonitor and speedfan to see if it is alright?
If you have a poweredge server, install server administrator from the Dell website.  Also, try using hitman pro for getting rid of the virus.  There is a free 30 day trial version that can be installed.
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Seems to be stable on the temp and fans within spec. Installing hitman pro to see if that gets it.
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Hitman found some stuff. I think that win 2003 SBS simply does not like the Malwarebytes. It hits that same file and boom. Blue Screen. I will remove it and keep going. It seems to be something around that. Hitman seems to be keeping it clean. I will be updating this to Win 2008 Standard soon. Thanks for all your help.

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