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Old 10-24-2008, 01:47 PM   #11
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If I hadn't just renewed my subscription to McAfee I would consider it but....I'll look into it though. My other machine is rebooting right now. We'll see how well the malware remover worked.
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:03 PM   #12
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Let me know how it goes....
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:08 PM   #13
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Yeah Kapersky and NOD32 are by far the best antivirus programs hands down!, I would not pay for any others. Norton is a deff joke!

I like the free ones, AVG and Avast, but I backup my stuff regularly and if I have a big issue I just start over(gotta love a slipstream windows CD). I also have a hardware firewall in my router and I use FF with the "noscript" addon that blocks a ton of crap unless I allow it.

A friend had a similar malware, "AV2009", that kept rebooting his laptop every 5mins literally. I just backed up his important stuff and gave him a fresh windows. He had a bunch of junk on there anyway so I gave him some tips and cleaned it up. I'm not too keen on the registry either and this was my 1st experience with Vista.

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Old 10-24-2008, 02:14 PM   #14
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This is actually an XP machine. I'm not a fan of vista. My wife has it on her laptop but I refuse to upgrade my desktop machines.

Ok...The software removed the programs and the computer rebooted with no issues. The only thing that seems to be messed up still is my monitor flashes off and on every 10-15 seconds. Any ideas as to what that is?
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:26 PM   #15
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Check out your Screen Resolution it might of Scrabbled it before saying it's last goodbyes
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:32 PM   #16
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Hmmm...everything there looks ok. I'm not sure. I may run the program that ccCapt suggested. I ran it on this computer but not the other yet.
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Alright is the color Quality on high or medium? Usaully XP runs on a Medium Color Quality but it all depends and what type of Graphics card you are using Right now I am using XP at work and it's running on High Color Quality and my screen resolution is at 1024 by 768 pixels. I believe the medium is on a lower resolution... can't remember but in worst cases you can try to use all the default settings to get it back to normal if you aren't already using it....
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Mine is set to High and 1024x768. I have an Ati Radeon Xpress 200 video card in that computer. I've never had any issues with it until this dang malware thing.
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If that doesn't work you might have to change your display setting in safe mode then reboot hopefully that should fix it sometimes Malware will leave you with an issue after it is gone that's its way of saying good bye and i'll leave you with this.... Malware doesn't go down without a fight....lol
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Thanks...I'm doing a complete system scan right now and after that has finished I'll give that a try and see what happens.

I really do appreciate all the help!
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