I can only access the internet using Firefox. I always used to use IE but now I get a page saying IE cannot access the Net. I've tried reinstalling IE with no changes.
I downloaded Opera, with the same results.
I have AVG and Malwarebytes Anti Virus programs. Both programs will run but neither will update anymore.
A friend told me to install HiJackThis, which I have done and I have that scan available.
I installed Zone Alarm (after the infections). Suspecting it might be blocking Net access, I've both shut it down and uninstalled it with no changes. ZA is now reinstalled.
Firefox is sometimes unstable and closes.
I can now only access Retore Points on my XP machine from Jan 1st, 2010 on. Previously I had many RP's going back some time.
I downloaded free scans from Uniblue registry optimizer and Spyware Doctor. Both tell me I have numerous threats and infections. Both are commercial entities and require purchase. I have no problem with that necessarily, but would like to know if I would be purchasing a quality program and that it would take care of my problems.
Any help would be gratefully appreciated. If I need to post my hijackthis scan, should I do it here?
Edited by Stormchaser777, 16 January 2010 - 11:55 PM.