Posted 10 February 2009 - 02:36 PM
I had the Antivirus 360 bogus scan running every time I booted Windows XP. I Googled and followed removal instructions, and I believe that's gone now. At least it's not popping up on startup anymore.
However, I cannot install a program or run an antivirus / antispyware / antimalware program. The only thing I have been able to run is vcleaner off my flash drive and it's not finding anything.
I have tried to run HJThis in safe mode and it won't do anything. I tried to install superantispyware and all it does is give me a message that there is an error and superantispyware must shut down.
I was able to get AVG Free installed, but it would not update the definitions. I did run a scan and it found a couple things, but no change in operation.
The web browser redirects if I try and access a site like TrendMicro to try and do an online scan. I can go to normal webpages like Google and Youtube, but any attempt to go to an antivirus or antispyware page brings up a "this page cannot be accessed" message.
I don't have reinstallation disks. I was going to put the drive as a slave in my other computer, but the infected drive is SATA and I don't have SATA on my other computer.
What is going to cause me to not be able to run or install AV programs? Thanks in advance for any help!