Re: Flickering screen + crazy cursor?
On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 21:44:13 +0100, eugene wrote:
> My son was on-line the other night and the only thing I know he downloaded
> was a screensaver. However, since then Ive been experiencing seriously
> irritating problems. When I start up, my screen flickers for about 15 mins
> or so and my cursor jumps all over the screen. I keep getng disconnected and
> now, tonight, as I write this, I hear a crackle occasionally which signifies
> some sort of outage as whatever I was writing has missed letters (as in
> getting in the above line). I suspected a virus but did an update and
> complete scan using AVG 6.0 yet nothing showed up. Every time I perform an
> action, should it be to close a page or even minimise one, and especially
> when I save something, everything freezes for up to a minute and there is no
> response from my mouse or any key. This is seriously annoying as I'm sure
> you can imagine. The only other noticeable fault is that my clock has gone a
> little off. Anybody got any ideas what could be wrong?
In addition to AVG you should scan for trojans and spyware.
Online Scanning tools
Trojan Defence Suite: http://tds.diamondcs.com.au/
Trojan Hunter: http://www.misec.net/trojanhunter.jsp
Spybot S&D (because trout said so):
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