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Ran SUPERantispyware and after it completed it's process my monitor went fuzzy


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#1 coleson412

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:11 PM

My computer has been running really slow and freezing up and I wanted to make sure it was clean of viruses and other spyware before moving on to other file clean-up efforts. I have MalwareBytes which found nothing. I then downloaded and ran SUPERAntiSpyware. 415 cookie items were found. After I completed the process to remove all the listed malware, a reboot was required. After the computer rebooted, my monitor went fuzzy. There are now colored, fuzzy lines accross the screen and it seems to have reverted back to original settings (oversighted icons, etc). Did the program delete something it shouldn't have?

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:32 PM

If the only thing SUPERAntispyware removed was cookies, I doubt it was the source of your issue.


Cookies are text string messages given to a Web browser by a Web server. Whenever you visit a web page or navigate different pages with your browser, the web site generates a unique ID number which your browser stores in a text (cookie) file that is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from that server. Cookies allow third-party providers such as ad serving networks, spyware or adware providers to track personal information. The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and prepare customized Web pages for them.

Cookies are NOT a "threat". As text files they cannot be executed to cause any damage. Cookies do not cause any pop ups or install malware and they cannot erase or read information from a computer.

Cookies cannot be used to run code (run programs) or to deliver viruses to your computer.

MS Article ID: 60971 - Description of Cookies
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