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Monitor afflicted by adware or trojan?


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Zazapalooza

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For the past week my flatpanel LCD display "blinks out" from time to time. I thought it was a hardware issue but it won't do this running in safe mode. I installed the old drivers the new drivers, and reinstalled divers again. I checked all sorts of graphic adjustments, power savers, and ran the following battery of tests;

Ad-Aware SE Personal
CCleaner
AntiVir XP
Microsoft Anti Spyware
Spybot - Search & Destroy
Hijack This
Ewido
Clean Up!

After Clean Up! it seemed to go away but now it's back, I have other PC's in the house and my prime suspect is my two boys like to play online games such as miniclips and runescape.

Now when I click on something, run something or the HD is accessed I get black outs for a fraction of a second. There is something software related that tries very hard to do something to my display. But I cannot find it.

Sytem Info:
T1140 E-Machine
Intel Celeron 1.1 Ghz
256 MB
Nvidia GE Force 4 MX 4000
64 MB
Monitor Info:
Balance 17 inch LCD (purchased May of this year)
Model: CM2017

Any help is appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:20:55 AM, on 10/3/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sound Control\SC.EXE
C:\Tools\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.search.defaultengine", "http://www.google.com/"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Brian\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\87avi2z4.slt\prefs.js)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O23 - Service: AntiVir Service (AntiVirService) - H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AVPERSONAL\AVGUARD.EXE
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe


Update: 10/04/2005
I reformatted my C: drive. This has solved the problem, thanks for all the fish.

Edited by Zazapalooza, 04 October 2005 - 11:55 AM.

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