This came up upon turning on my machine last night. The windows security alert says i have no active firewall. If i try to activate the Windows firewall, it cannot start the service. I cannot start it from Services directly. The Trend Micro firewall settings access is greyed out, so i can't do anything with it. It says it is off.
I cannot connect to the internet. My network connection cannot connect ( i can connect to my home network if i use a static ip, but not get out to the internet. Same with wireless) all other machines on the network can connect without a problem. Network connection "Repair" says it cannot obtain an IP address. The wireless is a seperate device (Intel), the nic is integrated (RealTek) same results on both.
WebRoot only showed a few cookies which i removed.
I ran Registry Mechanic and had it repair what it found - nothing above a medium level of concern.
The bad stuff...
My TrendMicro scan will not work - it starts and then fails within 5 minutes. I tried a complete reinstall, same result.
I am afraid to plug into my cable modem directly as i am afraid of unleashing the demons.
So, i cannot run an online scan. Is there something i can do to safely get me connected and do that?
BTW - HiJackThis.exe was erased from my utilites folder - the last log i ran was still there, so i know i'm not crazy.... I had to load it from a CD.
Thanks for your help!
Edited by DB Whitehead, 06 March 2008 - 06:57 PM.