Blinking Screen, Non Stop!!

May 8, 2005 at 16:29:34
Specs: XP, Athlon

Ok, I tried to download netpumper, and I think I got some virus or something. My screen keeps blinking, I cannot click on any buttons, the screen just goes blank and comes back with the taskbar and stuffs and then goes blank again, non stop! I need to kill the explorer.exe and do a Adaware scan from task manager, after that it is ok, but after few hours, it is back and I need to do that again... What's wrong?
Can someone helps me find the root of this problem please, thanks.

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May 8, 2005 at 17:51:37


Why would anyone download somthing called netpumper? A two second google search shows it yanked from and several pages of removal instructions from spyware sites.

Your problem clearly lies between the seat and the keyboard.

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May 8, 2005 at 18:10:19

Jimi if you would have taken more then 30 seconds to investigate netpumper on google you would have learned it can be a useful tool. It is similar to GetRight. These forums aren't for noob bashing. People come here for legit questions.

cb, did you try to download the full version from p2p or a warez site? I doubt netpumper screwed up your computer if you downloaded it directly from the netpumper website. You problem could be completely unrelated to netpumper. Perhaps you downloaded a virus WITH it? Give us some more information if you can and pay no attention to Jimi’s intellectual ignorance.

There are 10 types of people in the world, those who know binary, and those who don't.

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May 8, 2005 at 18:42:40

It's spyware and has no legitimate use unless you want to buy offshore Viagra or get a great rate on a home loan.

Have another look at you well studied Google results before you get all full of yourself.

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May 8, 2005 at 19:51:01

what kind of info do you need?
I have been running norton antivirus and adaware, both detected 1 or 2 virus, then I deleted them, then they come back again...

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May 8, 2005 at 21:00:38

you say you deleted the viruses
could your win xp syst restore be bringing the viruses back?

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May 8, 2005 at 21:13:11

I dont know, how do I check it?

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May 8, 2005 at 22:00:24

if your able get the microsoft spyware remover tool it will help you to find this problem here is the link for it.It will help maybe.Well you can shut off your system restore and that will remove everything.and you then restart it.But you lose all of your restore points in doing can also just try to restore your computer to an earler time like before you downloaded this program...Hope this helps.

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May 9, 2005 at 00:20:42

sorry, can you guide me on the procedure on how to restore system? I know, I am clueless.

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May 9, 2005 at 18:29:59

if you are using norton there should be step by step instructions on how to delete viruses on their website. i was instructed to shut off the auto system restore in win xp before deleting the trojan virus in safemode on my friends pc.

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May 10, 2005 at 01:34:51

Jimi, did you even go to the netpumper website or did you just look at different pages on google? If you had gone to the netpumper website you would have read in their FAQs that their software is not spyware. It does include adware (which is different from spyware). Many other free applications use adware so this is not untypical. Your negative opinion of the softwares usefulness doesnt really matter since you arent the one using it, and its not quite as worthless as you apparently think it is.

cb one of the first things you want to do when removing a virus is to disable the system restore as Splatoid suggests. If you don't your computer will add the virus into the system restore points even if you remove the virus from your computer it will survive.
To disable your system restore, go into your my computer properties, go to the system restore tab, then put a check mark in the box that says Turn Off System Restore.
If you are certain you have a virus or malicious ad or spy scripts running, use the microsoft antispyware (its the best out in my opinion), and update the definitions for your virus scanner if they are not current, and rescan your whole system with both.

There are 10 types of people in the world, those who know binary, and those who don't.

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May 11, 2005 at 21:53:37

I turn off the system restore and did a scan with the microsoft antispyware, then I restart pc. After a while, it starts again! So I use adaware personal to scan, and there is one bug, and after I deleted it, it stops blinking. But from my past experience using adaware to delete this, it always come back later...what is going wrong?
This is a screenshot of the bug found in adaware :

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May 11, 2005 at 21:54:28

sorry, the screenshot is at

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May 11, 2005 at 22:38:21

Ok, it is still coming back! So frustrated.
I check the task manager, it seems that there is this process called Nail.exe running, I tried to delete it but everytime i select it it's gone..
any idea?

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May 12, 2005 at 23:58:55

Ok, I also discovered that the tool bar at the bottom of the screen does not have the icons anymore. You know, if you right click the bottom menu bar (right side) I can choose to display tool like language, quick launch, desktop or whatever, when I do that, it does not have any icon displayed! How can I fix this?
Please help me. Thanks.

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May 15, 2005 at 17:52:48

i think you might be headed for a system repair with your xp cd

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