started out noticing that i couldn't view any youtube videos, so i tried to reinstall adobe's plugin for firefox.
got some error, so i tried downloading the executable installer for it and nothing popped up when i clicked the .exe.
a little frustrated, i debated doing a virus check.
upon opening up McAfee, i was greeted with a ton of red lettering. the antivirus was disabled (and couldn't be re-enabled; the program refused).
tried downloading the free version of avast, but the .exe did the same thing as the adobe one - nothing.
when i opened the security center, i noticed that both windows defender and the firewall were disabled.
i couldn't update defender, and the 'tools' was greyed out.
running malwarebytes yielded error '50003'. (same has hijackthis)
anybody have any suggestions? i'd appreciate it.
i've only had this computer a few months... nothing seems to work now.
(using the old XP to post this)
Edited by stickykeys, 17 August 2010 - 10:27 PM.