I just updated my parents' computer (XP) and have an issue... will try to remember everything in order and be brief !!
First I uninstalled AVG and put Avast on because I noticed it was saying AVG was out of date or switched off or something and I just prefer Avast.
Then installed SP3
Then installed recommended & optional Windows updates
Found out one of the updates broke something and meant the resolution was crazy big and there were hardly any colours..
Restored back through restore points until it was back to normal on the advice of the lovely people in chat
Installed all the recommended and optional updates again except the optional update to the graphics hardware
Then .. I found that when I restart the PC, a balloon on the cross shield pops up in the system tray saying that the computer is not protected, and Avast has a cross over it. Avast says the real time and mail protection is off, and when I press "fix it now" it's on.
I uninstalled and reinstalled Avast but it still does it, only it seems to go away after a few minutes after booting up and be apparently on by itself and fine.
Is it OK to leave the computer like this? Or should it just be "on" from the moment of switching the PC on and I need to do something?
PS I had scanned with malwarebytes and removed a handful of things.
Hope I posted this in the right place.