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Monitor Problems following wsock32.dll Virus

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I recently suffered from the wsock32.dll virus and used a system restore point to free myself of it, however after doing this my monitor has apparently died.

It has lowered itself from the usual 1024*768 to 800*600 and the colour quality has been lowered to 4bit.

I cannot raise these values, although the display properties window is fine the slider for resolution appears frozen and there is no other option except 4 bit colour in the drop down menu for colour quality.

Also my screen has been flickering recently giving itself a noticeable yellow tinge.

So is this an after effect of the virus, which I have since scanned for and found no trace neither do I recieve warnings on start up any more, or has my monitor simply died?

Thanks for any help in advance.
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Greetings and welcome to Geeks to Go! If the monitor was working great before the virus event, and now is hosed up, I would suspect it could be caused by the virus. I know you scanned and your av didn't find anything. But since you got it, and didn't clean it (just went to a restore point and thankfully, that worked!!) I would suggest working your way though the malware removal guide at the top of this forum where it 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, you can post a hijack this log in the malware forum at

It is possible that the monitor died...but I would make sure your system is virus free first to rule that out. Easy way to see if it is the monitor would be to swap it out and try another one....maybe a friends?
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