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#1 jcjohnson72


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Posted 05 January 2011 - 05:15 PM

I have this same problem created by a virus or malware... I can't edit the registry, or download files. I have gone through the IE settings and made the recommended changes. When I try to run the existing McAfee antivirus it says an error occured and closes. I created a new user account and it has the same policy. Anyone know where I can go to be released from these binds? :)

I should add that scripts are disabled as well. I am pretty sure my Mom tried to download Antivirus 8 (one of those fake pop up windows that says threats found click here to fix, only it really just infects it more).

Edited by hamluis, 06 January 2011 - 11:14 AM.
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#2 jcjohnson72

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 05:33 PM

I beleive my Mom clicked on an AntiVirus 8 pop up window that said it had found threats. Since then I have been locked in a battle with this machine and getting beat. I was able to install McAfee anti virus before it "bricked" the machine. I had to use a boot disk and go into the c:windows\system32\drivers folder and rename the most recent *.sys files to be able to start back up. Since then I can not download, or edit the registry. I am logged in as Administrator. I created a new User account to try and bypass the Policy control but nothing. Any idea's? I am sick of smelling this smokey machine I want it fixed and gone. :) Thanks, Jeff

Edited by Orange Blossom, 08 January 2011 - 11:39 PM.
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 11:39 PM


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