Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:51 PM
I have tried to update XP with Service Pack three on two seperate occasions. First time I tried from the icon in the system tray, but it failed. 2nd time I went to the windows update site, and downloaded "GVAP" first, then I downloaded the SP SP3 update, but on each occasion it failed when trying to install ADVAPI32.DLL
On both occassions, at the same time as the failure, Spyware Doctor blocked a threat, and in the log it gives the following information:
Blocked attempting to access file
located at C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\HFXFF.TMP
This is the only virus that I can see (but I can see it numerous times), in the Spyware Doctor log over the past 2 or 3 days (There are also various adware cookies.... but they do not pose serious threats I guess).
I have run Dialafix (following instruction from ExtremeBoy), and tried again to download SP3, but had exactly the same result.