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Weird Desktop Flashing


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Primasapere

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Recently, I was using my computer for various things, not really doing one thing or another specifically, and all of the sudden, the taskbar and all of my desktop icons disappeared, leaving my desktop background alone, and then everything came back. It was like if my computer had been sleeping, and I woke it up and first saw just a blank background, then everything flicked back into place.

Now, what's bothersome is when this happened, it happened over and over, about ever 30 seconds, until I turned my computer off.

It doesn't close any of the programs I have running, it just makes everything disappear briefly, then puts it back, but I'd like to know what's going on.

I opened my task manager today and spent a good long while searching up all of the names of the running processes, to see what the general opinion of them is, and closed the ones that people didn't seem to trust. Right now, my computer's running well, but this flickering problem happened as recently as last night, and anything messing with my computer bothers me.

Anyone have any ideas?
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computerwiz12890

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Could be corruption, could be infection.

Please download and run hijackthis Do a scan and then save a log. Take the log and ATTACH IT (do not post) to your next post. In order to attach it, you will either need to change the .log extension to .txt, or you will have to put the log into a compressed (zipped) folder.

We do not like to post hijackthis logs in sections other than the malware forum as we do not want to encourage people to post malware issues in this forum.

I am not looking for malware. I am looking for what programs or combinations of programs might cause this behavior. If I notice any malware, I will redirect you to the malware forum.

If you post a hijackthis log in this forum, several trusted techs will come to your house and eat all of your Ritz crackers, Cheeze Doodals and any sweet pickles you have in your fridge. We will also put our feet up on all of your coffee tables. This is no joke. We'll do it. It's not pretty. :whistling:
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Primasapere

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The flashing hasn't happened again since I mentioned it here, at least not so far.

I ran HijackThis and attached the log.

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don77

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Hello there Primasapere

Your infected with Vundo
Please follow the steps in this Topic

Then go Here


Post a fresh HJT log copy and paste it please don't attach it there also post the vundofix.txt, Someone will pop by and make sure your cleaned up
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