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Windows 7: "I'm dead" pop-up followed by Windows Update

09 Oct 2013   #1

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"I'm dead" pop-up followed by Windows Update

Hi there - I hope this is the right place to post this, sorry if it's not!

My mom was just using her laptop when a smiley face with x's for eyes popped up and said, "I'm dead" and then immediately the computer said it was doing a windows update and shut down and back on again.

I did a couple Google searches and I don't see anything about the graphic/update, but I would love it if anybody else knows anything about this... I didn't personally see, it but I was in the other room when it happened and sounds like it looked like one of those computer crashes you see in movies lol.


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09 Oct 2013   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Have you scanned for viruses?
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09 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Have you scanned for viruses?
I checked it out, and it clearly wasn't a Windows Update... After the update, everything was still open including the internet tabs. (Mom was in Etsy at the time of the pop up)

I'm running a scan right now, only things coming up so far are some tracking cookies.
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