Posted 29 September 2009 - 02:12 PM
Like the header says, is this possible. The reason I ask is that around three weeks back my original monitor bought with this PC went kaput. My daughters boyfriend said he had one at home which he didn't use and I said thank you very much. It is a years old monitor from Tiny and I just plugged it in and it played straight away with no problems, in fact it is easier to adjust than my old Hansol E730.
I am pretty well sorted as far as security goes having learned a lot at sites like this. Prior to installing this monitor I had never had a virus or any malware other than tracking cookies found in over two years. However, in the last three weeks, I have had two viruses and my hotmail account address book hacked and having scanned several times with Comodo AV, Avira AV, SAS, MBAM, MRT, Rootkit Revealer, as well as two online scans with F-Secure and Trend Micro, all of which came up 100% clean I started thinking about any changes I had made. I have eliminated any programs etc that I have installed lately and suddenly thought tonight that the problems started after I attached this monitor. I am thinking it is just coincidence but is it possible to get infected by a monitor?.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.