A have scanned the laptop with 3 different spyware/malware removal tools. Malwarebytes mbam, Spybot, and StopZilla multiple times all in SafeMode. All three programs say the system is clean now.
I'm having a hard time believing that.
Now my problem is I cannot get any anti-virus software to install and run even in SafeMode. I usually use Avast. It will download the program but will not install it. It goes right to the uninstall screen and uninstalls what I just downloaded. I tried Norton too. Norton will download, but when you try to install it, the installation screen will start for 5 sec. then just goes away. The set up programs for both are still on the desktop, but neither will install the progam.
At every start up Avast tries to autorun, then I get an error "program could not initialize" and it closes the program.
AV7 must have changed something in my start up registry that has not been repaired or something.
Any suggestions on what to do next to get my antivirus program installed would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by okemopoma, 28 May 2010 - 01:46 PM.