thank you for your time and knowledge. I have ran Trend micro house call, spybot, and Ad-aware, and nothing turns up as a problem. But everytime I get on Yahoo and open a new messege ineveitably the whole screen will flicker - like its taking a screen shot. I have seen less stealthy programs cause this before. It also does it periodically when surfing- about every 5 minutes, and the computer runs slower than it used to. Its been going on for several weeks now. I have looked at regedit and at one time found an entry for "lifetimeporn" and took care of that but it hasnt changed anything. This is a shared computer- so who knows what my husband has stumbled upon. On a side note _ when the power flashed out last night due to a storm, I come in to find a logon box from netware" with a user name he has. Is this the problem? Help please!
Edited by happyhellauber, 27 September 2010 - 07:53 PM.