Posted 12 July 2010 - 07:47 AM
Ok, I'm almost positive that this is some kind of virus infection, but I'm posting here because it seems to only be affecting the monitor.
Anywhere between 5 seconds and 30 minutes a 2" x 4" box pops up in the center of the screen that reads "brightness/contrast" and has 3 options: exit, brightness and contrast. They will usually be highlighted in rapid succession. The mouse arrow just goes behind it. It stays on screen for varying amounts of time.
I've tried unplugging the monitor, ran Avira and Superantispyware, rebooting, and nothing is working. It doesn't seem to affect any programs but is EXTREMELY annoying.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I've never dealt with anything like this before.
It started yesterday shortly after I visited a left-wing extremist site(no, I'm not one of them).