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Flickering computer monitor screen

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#1 rhino1


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Posted 10 June 2011 - 11:47 PM

Can anybody help? Yesterday evening was bringing computer (which runs Windows XP) out of sleep mode and adobe flash player wanted to update. Completed update of the flash player while computer was still "waking up" from sleep mode and the monitor screen started to flicker every second (from visible view of desktop to black screen). Restarted but the same flickering happened from the pick a user screen to the loading of the programs on the desktop. Turned off power to computer then rebooted. The screen where you pick the user had patches of black and patches of the normal blue background. Moved mouse over the pick a user area and picked myself and computer got to the point of almost starting up the programs and then started to flicker again. Restarted in safe mode with no flickering of the computer screen. Ran malwarebytes, spydoctor, spysweeper, and removed all adobe programs. Restarted in normal mode and same flicker started from the pick a user screen. Ran again in safe mode and ran IObit advanced systemcare V4. Restarted in normal mode and same flickering started from pick a user screen. None of the malware and spyware programs found any malicious software. Tried a system restore and that did not work either. Also with all restarts the computer is very slow loading up to the point that it almost freezes up. Any help would be greatly appreciated and please forgive my computer ignorance.

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#2 rhino1

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 09:55 AM

Here is the Malwarebytes log results:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Database version: 6822

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11

6/11/2011 9:40:04 AM
mbam-log-2011-06-11 (09-40-04).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|F:\|)
Objects scanned: 300206
Time elapsed: 42 minute(s), 17 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 12:10 PM

1. Download CCleaner, Install it and then open it. DON'T CLICK ON RUN CLEANER
2. On CCleaner click on Tools > Startup.
3. Select the item: gretagmacbeth and hit Disable
4. Reboot into Windows normally
5. Report back


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Posted 15 June 2011 - 12:42 PM

DDS/HijackThis logs are only permitted in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum but due to the ongoing issues your dealing with I have moved it there for you. Please go here, click on the Options button in the upper right corner of that thread and choose Track this topic. Subscribe to that topic to ensure you are notified when a helper replies.

Now that your log is posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Response Team member...nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process or make things worst which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Response Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Response Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Response Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another Malware Response Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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