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Windows 7: Ad preventing screen shut off?

05 Jan 2014   #1
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 
Ad preventing screen shut off?

Are animated ads supposed to prevent the display from turning off? I was idle for 20 minutes but the screen will not turn off. I will try a antivirus check later.


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06 Jan 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Animated ads are design to sell you something. That it.
If for what ever reason you leave a open web page on your computer for 20 min. your computer could see the activity of the animated ads and the screen will stay on.
I'm not quite sure why one would leave their computer for 20 min with a open browser.
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06 Jan 2014   #3
nommy the first

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional
 
 

Where was the add?
On your desktop or in your browser?

If on your desktop, then no, there shouldn't even be any adds there so it's most likely malware.
If in your browser, then no as well. Adds can prevent your browser from being turned off and can, just as video's, make the screen stay active.

If I were you I'd run a full scan with your anti virus and maybe as well with Malwarebytes and ESET Online Scanner just to be sure.
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Good luck and keep us posted,
Nommy
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06 Jan 2014   #4
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nommy the first View Post
Where was the add?
On your desktop or in your browser?

If on your desktop, then no, there shouldn't even be any adds there so it's most likely malware.
If in your browser, then no as well. Adds can prevent your browser from being turned off and can, just as video's, make the screen stay active.

If I were you I'd run a full scan with your anti virus and maybe as well with Malwarebytes and ESET Online Scanner just to be sure.
Malwarebytes free
ESET Online Scanner (Should be ran using Internet Explorer)


Good luck and keep us posted,
Nommy
It was on the browser. Don't worry. I have done a very thorough scan. I guess it is just a coincidence that this is the first time a ad was being viewed when i was idle. Hmm... I guess my brain tricked me. I will make sure tommorow to make sure it is not a problem with the pc. Should I try sfc /scannow if the screen does not turn of after 20min idle time?
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07 Jan 2014   #5
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Never mind. Just left my pc idle for 20min and screen did turn off. Guess you are right Layback Bear. It was just the animation causing the screen to stay on. It was just me who thought this was the first time the screen stayed on because of animation.
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