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Convinced I have a screenshot snapper....but I cant pinpoint it


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#1 happyhellauber

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 03:22 PM

Hi all,

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. :thumbsup: 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!


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#2 NevilleBartos

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 12:47 AM

I am no expert, but maybe your monitor has reached the end of its life. Check cables just in case they are not firmly in place. You can hooking your monitor up with another computer and see if the same problem persists. If it does, then its mostly likely that your monitor is kaput.

Hopefully one of the senior members is able to look at your problem soon and give much better advice.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:30 AM

Can you try another monitor?

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:38 AM

Thanks- for the great ideas, I will keep an eye on my monitor- but the screen doesn't do this if I'm playing a game, its only while on the internet. That's why I think something else is going on- also have noticed that our desktop icons are no longer displaying correctly- probably unrelated, but JIC

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:41 AM

Have you updated your video card drivers at all?

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 11:58 AM

@cryptodan: no- not in the last 6 mths

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:30 PM

I would upgrade your video drivers, and see if that solves it.




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