monitor has a blue tinge

  dobbin 14:25 07 Jun 2007
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my monitor has developed a blue tinge. I thought it was on the way out and bought a new one but this does the same thing. Anyone have any suggestions.
running win xp home edition

  wee eddie 14:32 07 Jun 2007

Are your Graphics, On-board or via a Card?

  dobbin 14:38 07 Jun 2007

on board, don't have the details as it's my wife's computer which is at home. Just trying to advise her!

  beynac 15:36 07 Jun 2007

I believe that the "PWS. Bluedit" trojan can have this effect: click here
click here

Here is a quote from someone I helped who had this on their computer: "Like when i browse the net or application such as msn , somtimes they goes out of "focus" , i mean the front page i am in turns light blue and i have to reclick on it to make it accesible again , same as msn , turns light blues and froze for 5 to 15 sec".

They had other infections as well but the trojan's name seems to indicate that this was to blame for the blue tinge. ;)

  dobbin 16:06 07 Jun 2007

Beynac, this sounds likely, I will give it a try tonight when I get home

  beynac 16:29 07 Jun 2007

Have a look and see if you have this file: C:\WINDOWS\NOTEDAD.EXE

Note that this is 'noteDad' not 'notePad'. If you have the file, then I suggest that you download HijackThis from here: click here

Double-click on the file to install it. Do a scan, save a log file and post it on the Malware Removal forum: click here (you will have to register first). When you post the log, mention the blue tinge (or post a link to this thread).

If you haven't got the file, then it is presumably something else causing your problem.

  dobbin 16:57 07 Jun 2007

Thanks for the advice beynac, I will search Notedad first and if it's not there come back to you for more advice!

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