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Something strange is happening in my computer.
I do not know if this is the right forum to post in, and please feel free to re-locate my post.
Since this morning I have a little pixel-like thing moving in my computer screen. It is very little and crawls around like a very tiny ant. I thought it could be virus and I ran Norton 2008, but nothing was found. I used also Spybot, but the "bug" is still crawling around.
Has anybody heard about something similar and have any idea what it can be and what I should do to eliminate it? I searched WebmasterWorld, but I got nowhere.
Thank you for our help.
If it flies, you can put something "sweet" in a shallow bowl fairly close and if it gets out and lands on it, spray with straight Simple Green, which does kill bugs (it's highly alkaline but has no toxic smell), especially fruit flies which is probably what mine was (or a drain fly).
I kept smacking the screen, and it was a little maddening for a couple of weeks, but running Norton and Spybot is very funny!
Is there actually space beneath the LCD display for the bug to crawl?
Let's hope she dies in a remote corner!
[edited by: Marcia at 7:51 am (utc) on April 30, 2008]
joined:Jan 27, 2003
I'd like to know if it's a boy bug or a girl bug
Hopefully not one of each, or they could be breeding in there! ;)
Since this morning I have a little pixel-like thing moving in my computer screen.
Oh, thank you so much! I nominate this topic for the Home Page. Just because... :)
Yes, but mine didn't crawl, it flew.
Oh my, I didn't know this happens. That would be annoying and I'd have to disassemble and get that thing!
joined:Aug 12, 2004
actually this is good to know so I won't think my anti virus has bugs
Where fruit flies come from [discovery.com]
Fruit flies prefer a diet of yeast, that marvelous microbe that eats fruit and spits out alcohol.
Despite mosquito netting on the windows, and doors, many insects still get indoors, especially at night.
So I keep my lunch-box sized computer inside a plastic box, and cover it with a silk scarf to allow ventilation and cooling. After use I switch it off, and put the plastic lid on.
During the monsoon season, I move it away from the window too. (Horizontal rain.)
I also use my keyboard enclosed in a plastic bag, it's more durable than cling-film.
Judging by recent reports of the bio-hazards of sharing keyboards (thing personal hygiene), I'll do the same when using a public keyboard.