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Windows XP Not updating and unable to search anything


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#1 Moo Cow

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 10:16 AM

hey all! My old windows Xp has got a few problems...
So Today, we went on The Windows XP and we wanted to do a search, the problem is that when we open 'search' The dog appears but no writing or anyuthing appears. Just the silly dog spinning around and whatnot.
So the second thing is, we have Service pack 2 on it and we wanted to Update to Service Pack 3, so we open 'windows update' and nothing comes up...
It seems to Me that soemthing could be blocking Windows update and That The search button thingie dissapearing could be the result of a virus blocking it or the result of a payload of some sort...
I'm going to Run malware bytes again to see if it finds anything and may download Hijack this on it...


Thanks for any help guys :3

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#2 Moo Cow

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 01:18 PM

Please Note we had to Refromat in the past because of a virus infection (that was cleared) which caused the computer to loop.

Edited by Moo Cow, 06 September 2009 - 01:19 PM.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 12:45 PM

Malware Bytes revealed nothing, but i'm still not to sure (this is after we updates and did a full scan)...
I'm not sure what to do now!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 08:13 PM

Please download Dr.Web CureIt, the free version & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.

Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.
  • When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
    (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and UNcheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "Move incurable".
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:15 AM

Okay, i'm gunna go do that now :thumbsup:

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