I have a problem with IE8. It opens but the toolbars are missing, I can do searches but cannot download anything from the internet. I can do searches and get results but if I try to download something (like AusLogics Defrag) it does not download. It will not download IE8 directly from the internet either. I removed Malwarebytes to see if that was blocking downloads. I made a CD copy on another machine and reloaded it and ran updates. It appeared to update just fine and ran forever till I went to bed last night. (full system scan)
Windows XP Pro
Asus K8v Deluxe MB
AMD Athlon 64 3200 processor
4 G RAM
NVIDIA FX4900 (?) video card
Also the internet connection Icon is missing from the Task Bar even though I have an internet connection. (if I open Outlook I can download email)
I have copied IE8 to a CD and tried to reload it from there both directly and by copying it to My Documents and running it from there. It appears to be loading, it says it is "removing a previous version" and ask for a restart.
I have also noticed that when I do a search of my Programs that IE8 does not appear on the list of programs. (I was going to try to open it from there)
AVG found 4 infected files and put them in the Virus Vault. (I erased or emptied the Virus Vault. Is that wrong?)
I updated and ran Malwarebytes (full scan) and it found nothing.
This is the machine that was locking up after the Welcome screen earlier this week.
As I noted yesterday in a previous post, This machine wouldn't load the latest downloads when all of these problems started. I tried a new HDD but my Recovery CD for Windows XP Pro was no good anymore.
When I do a search for "all files and folders" and select drive "C" a lot of the files are showing up in blue. I have never noticed this before. Going to do a disk defrag now because the startup seems slow.
Any help will be appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 17 December 2010 - 11:38 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.