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laptop screen degrades after about 30min

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I have an ibm thinkpad and in the last few days, after using it for about 30-45 minutes, the image starts getting distorted even if the power supply is connected. Initially, only a few pixels look like they have lost color and then slowly (over a period of about 20min.) more of them appear all over the screen. When I scroll, these pixels move with the image and don't remain at a fixed position. I do have an issue with a trojan/virus where, instead of a clear blue background, I have a white background and can't seem to get rid of it. Not sure if the 2 problems are related though...
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. If you know you have a trojan/virus problem, I would suggest you focus on cleaning that up first. This problem may go away once you do that. There is excellent help available here, but you will have to do some preliminary work first. Start by working your way through the malware removal guide at the top of this forum where is says "Do you suspect a malware (Spyware, Virus, Trojan) infection? Please Start Here. " This enables folks to solve most problems on their own. If you still have trouble after that, post a hijack this log in the malware forum at

The experts in the malware forum will help if you can't clean it up yourself.
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