I have a problem with my Windows XP SP2. It all started after I removed a Vundo infection and installed Norton 360. There should be no traces of Vundo left. However, I have a bigger issue now. Windows Installer tries to install something every time IE 7 is loaded. It pops up three times, then goes away. After that, whenever a new window or tab is opened, it pops up once. I also loaded Word 2003 and it did it again. I'm suspecting this has something to do with IE, but I'm not done. After noticing that my language bar had gone missing, I first merged this
with the registry. Probably not the smartest thing to do, now that I think about it. However, because that did not work, I enabled ctfmon.exe and tried to turn the bar back on through the regional settings page. However, this made things worse, as Windows Installer pops up while loading Windows Explorer now! I -->think<-- I can fix the Windows Explorer problem with System Restore, but I'm completely lost on the IE issue. I already ran the Windows Installer Clean Up utility, there was nothing in there that did not install correctly to my knowledge. Norton 360 is listed three times for whatever reason, though. It's very annoying to have to close multiple installer windows just to use IE. Firefox does not have this problem, strangely enough, but I have a few applications that use IE and nothing else. Somebody please tell me how to stop the installer from popping up, as it's very annoying. I'm posting this from my laptop, but my other computer is right here.
If a HijackThis log is needed, I'd be more than happy to provide one.