Posted 27 April 2009 - 11:58 AM
The trouble I am having started with my anti virus not being able to update. I use AvG 8.5. The error received is server access forbidden. It started out with connection failed, during the update and unable to access the internet at the same time. Now it has progressed into the access forbidden, when running the update, but I can access the internet. I am, also, unable to update Malwarebytes. Spybot and Superantispyware, both, updated fine. I scanned with Malwarebytes (dated from 4/6), Spybot, and Superantispyware..and ran ATF Cleaner...all squeaky clean, nothing found. I booted into safe mode and no change at all. I did a system restore to the day before and no change, no change at all. In the system restore calendar, there were no updates or software changes listed for the couple of days before and day after the initial trouble, just the daily snapshot. I uninstalled AvG, in hopes that it was the trouble maker, but I can't reinstall it. It give an error stating that it is unable to write into the registry, which lead me to the discovery of the next troubles. I am unable to access CMD prompt and regedit,as well. When both commands are typed in, it "resets" explorer, for the lack of a better way to say it, causing everything to disappear and then reload, closing most windows along with it. I also noticed that every now and again, when I did a search for something on the internet, it would not take me to where it had said, as if it was hijacked but I hit back and then the link again and it works fine.. which made me think spy ware, or maybe some spy ware that didn't install fully. The computer runs Windows XP Professional. It is on a domain, where all the other pc's are not having any trouble at all..only this one. The user has admin rights, as well. I'm sure I forgot something, but that is all I can think of atm. Windows updates are up to date.
Thanks in advance..