I stupidly tried to installl some pirate software. Now, I'm getting random popups. My normal virus software is spynomore. This will not run, saying "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access this item.". I tried reinstalling a demo version, which started scanning, coming up with ransomware before it shut down, and won't start with the same error message. I installed Ad Aware, which started scanning, saying there was malware, then shut down, and will not run. Error: Failed to connect to service. I installed hijackthis, which started running, then shut down and will not start again. Same error as spynomore. I tried renaming it, but got access denied. Fsecure easyclean starts, then gets the usual windows crash error: F-Secure Easy Clean has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Am out of ideas now, as this thing seems to shut down all the stuff I throw at it. I hope someone can help me.
I am running Windows XP on the latest service packs and updates.
Edited by Kitiara, 12 September 2009 - 05:04 AM.