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I have a Dell desktop computer & monitor. Tonight, I was checking the status of an order being shipped by UPS. When the UPS tracker can't find an order, an error message is overlaid on the page - so you can see the original page under it through a netty, foggy, cloudy effect. This is something on the site, not my computer After getting the error message tonight, though, everything on my computer looks like it's overlaid with a film/net/fog/cloudy effect. I tried setting the monitor back to factory settings. I tried rebooting. No joy. Please tell me it's not dying! Thanks!

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No, i do not think it is dying... but i think it is infeced with some nasty... for future reference, you need to state what operating system and what model of the computer, dell is making over 500 models over the years, telepathy do not work very well... i assume you have some variant of windows

re-start computer in safe mode with networking enabled, download any on line virus checker and run it... it can take some hours before it finishes. follow that procedure.

1. switch off computer - leave for at least 20sec
2. switch on and repeatedly click f8, you will have selelction screen
3. select safe mode with networking
4. log as an administrator, is screen still cloudy? was screen cloudy during boot up? if it is cloudy all the time, there maybe something wrong with videocard or with monitor. let assume that it is clear:
5. go to http://www.eset.com/online-scanner and download they free scanner
6. install and run the scanner, follow instructions
7. download and run ccleaner, remove all junk and clean your startup as well as registry.
8. repeat step 1 to 4
9. go to http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php and download they free version, install and run it, follow instructions
10. repeat step 1 to 4
11. go to http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.aspx and download and run they malware scanner.
12. switch off computer and wait 20 sec, start and use normally.

if this is not a software problem, then follow this procedure:
1. borrow known working monitor and check quality of the display, is cloudy?
2. connect your monitor to another computer, is cloudy?
3. if yes is in first instance, your computer is responcible, if yes is in second instance, your monitor is responcible.

as you did not stated what model and operating system, i cannot provide more detailed advice. advice given is correct for virtually all computers with similar problem in existence...

if you find my help useful, please do not hesitate to vote for me.

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