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Can a virus make my monitor go black?

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#1 martinnh


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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:53 PM

I have a Compaq Presario AMD 3000+ about 4 years old running on MS Windows XP Home Edition SP2.

Recently while on Firefox I got attacked by malware. Although Spotty was running plenty of stuff still loaded up. After this Winpatrol wouldn't work and neither would malwarebytes. After much effort I was able to get malwarebytes running and cleaned some things up. Ran again and more were present. Almost immediately upon startup my screen goes blank after about 1 second. The monitor is on but you only see black. If I boot the computer a few times usually I can get it to stay on. I also downloaded SuperAntiSpyware and it also found some trojans and malware.

Could these two problems be related? If so how do I remove the viruses? If they are not what do I do about the monitor and how to fix viruses.


Edited by hamluis, 27 October 2010 - 02:37 PM.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 02:25 PM

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

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#3 martinnh

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 09:44 AM

I got the instructions and was able to back up my hard drive onto an external drive. however, now my monitor has gone black again. When I turn on the computer the monitor comes on for one second and then goes off. I bought another monitor to make sure that was not an issue. Still happening. What can I do to get the monitor on? Perhaps buy a graphics card?

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