If it is malware and it is attempting to prevent anti-malware scanners from detecting/removing it, I would try to run the AVG scanner
in Safe Mode. Make sure AVG's virus definitions are up to date first.
If that doesn't find it, I would then try both Malwarebytes Antimalware and SUPERAntispyware, and scan with both, one at a time, in Safe Mode.
If the malware prevents you from downloading those utilities, download them and their definitions some other way, eg on a relative or friends' computer, transfer them to your computer via a USB stick, CD, or similar and try installing them that way.
If the malware prevents Malwarebytes from running, find the Malwarebytes executable file, and rename it to anything else, double click that to open and run it.
Just one thing. Are you sure this is a screensaver, and not some issue with your video card?
Hi all, has anyone come across this nasty virus, malware, whatever?
Scanning for it seems to trigger it, doesn't seem to matter which scanner I try; I run spybot, AVG free, Adaware, Zone Alarm free, CCleaner (and run Glary Util once in a while for good measure) as my regular protection, everything is up to date.
Now, if I run ANY scan at a certain point a screensaver like program starts up (after the system freezes, I don't normally run a sreensaver) which rotates a series of primary colored screens; RED GREEN BLUE BLACK WHITE, hitting keys, Esc. moving the mouse etc. does not stop it, in fact the only way I get it to stop is a hard reboot!
I thought I'd narrowed it down to a glitch in Smart Defrag, completely uninstalled it with Revo, BUT it's still there.
If it happens when I'm not monitoring the laptop it seems to change some settings, once it even crippled AVG and I had to reinstall it... and yes, I've tried finding it with alternate scanners; Dr. Web's CureIt and a couple of other, none worked as they triggered it too.
Any help, pointers would be greatly appreciated. Trying to avoid reinstalling Win XP Pro and everything that goes with it.
Thanks in advance,