Posted 03 June 2008 - 12:03 AM
I recently detected the adware.win32.malware alarm virus on my computer.
After spending about a week trying to wipe it out with numerous scans/removals, I finally managed to get my computer to function properly.
Now, my printer won't work.
It is connected through the USB port but everytime I try to print,
a problem is detected and a window pops up.
The computer definitely recognizes that the printer is connected.
Yet, if I try to print off of notepad, the window reads "The handle is invalid".
Or on Word, it gives me a few options (restart computer, disconnect/reconnect printer, reinstall, etc.) and a troubleshooting guide.
I have a feeling this might have been caused by my tampering with the registry / command script during my virus invasion...
Help would be very much appreciated.