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#1 Adam101

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 07:22 PM

Hey everyone, my name is Adam and I'm new to these forums.

Anyways, got home today and noticed the everything from my background, to desktop items, to the menu bar have all made a 90 degree turn. Anyone know how to correct this, or could it be a virus?

Thanks in advance for all the help.

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#2 CTH_Tom

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 07:40 PM

The ability to rotate the monitor screen is mostly dependent on what video card you have or even what monitor. Let's try to save some time here going back and forth on what you have and how to do this.
Try iRotate, it's freeware-
http://bentcorner.com/2007/08/31/irotate-1...tation-utility/
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#3 Adam101

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 07:58 PM

Thanks, that worked! Still think I might have some kind of virus, but that'll do for now.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 08:04 PM

Do you own a cat Adam or perhaps have little ones who like to play with the keyboard?
Hitting certain keyboad keys can do this to.
You could do an online virus check here with the best virus scanner on the net to ease your fears this maybe virus related-
http://www.eset.eu/online-scanner
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#5 Adam101

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 09:50 PM

No cats, but I will run that virus scan, thanks alot once again.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:25 PM

Turns out that I have 12 threats, but they want me to purchase the product before they can clean my computer. Are there anyways around this? or another free anti-virus program out there? I ahve AVG on that computer, but it stops oin the middle of the scan.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:29 PM

Is your AVG updated?

There are always online scans that you can do.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 01:08 PM

Yeah, my AVG is updated. Any suggestions on which online scans I could use?

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 04:44 PM

Turns out that I have 12 threats, but they want me to purchase the product before they can clean my computer.

This is the first I've heard of Eset requiring purchase before removing malware. They even say so on their site-
http://www.eset.eu/online-scanner-new-more-details
EDIT: I e-mailed Este about this and they said this about their Terms of Use-
In the event that Threats are detected, you can choose to have the Software clean your system based on Licensor’s databases. Note that it is impossible to eliminate all Threats from your system via remote access and Licensor’s databases do not include cleaning routines for all Threats.
I would checkout the Am I infected? What do I do? forum, Adam.

Edited by CTH_Tom, 15 November 2007 - 05:28 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 07:34 PM

I would be a little concerned about why AVG is locking up. Are you getting any error messages?
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