Do I have a virus or..?

aboveaverage

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First off, I'm not COMPLETELY computer illiterate. I built my own pc and have a decent understanding of how stuff works. But when it comes to security and software I'm a little lost. I have avast and have never had any problems before. The other day, I got an odd error message saying that I needed to restart my comp because of a driver failed or something. Thought it might have to do with my keyboard, since that same day I updated the firmware. Today, I tried to access my task manager, and it opens for a sec, and then shuts itself down.. I ran a scan and nothing was found. What are the general steps one needs to take to make sure their computer is secure? I'm running 8.1 if that helps at all..
 

jaimelmiel

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Avast may not detect some malware. Start your computer in safe mode with networking. Download malwarebytes free.
Install it and run a full scan.

 

aboveaverage

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Just did. Still nothing. :/ Wouldn't even start up task manager in safe mode...

EDIT: Tried opening it again in safe mode. Got this.
 

jaimelmiel

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You mean you have malwarebytes and it would not open?

 

aboveaverage

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No, it opened and scanned. Didn't find anything.
 
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