During the repair to my system I was told to update my Java (as well as uninstall old versions). I got a few notices that I couldn't because of admin things, but they uninstalled anyway it looked like, but then when I tried to install the latest (jre-6u14-windows-i586.exe) it says "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation." Thing is I am the only user and have full administrator access. Doing some searching, I found the trying the MSInstaller clean up utility could help, but that give the same message when I try it. Then I saw I could check msconfig to make sure it was running. MSConfig shows it as Stopped, but the box is checked next to it. Trying to check and uncheck, then apply, it says "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an administrator account to make the specified changes."
I also tried to update iTunes today and it failed to install as well.
Dell Inspiron E1705
Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3
Running Trend Micro PC-Cillin, SAS, Ad-Aware
I don't know if the cleaning messed up something, or if I am still infected.
Edited by Freude am Fahren, 05 August 2009 - 06:12 PM.