Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:17 PM
I have Windows XP in my computer. Both my husband and I have Admin rights set up in our User Accounts. We also have one Guest Account. My Admin Acct is fine, no problems whatsoever. The Guest Acct and my husbands Admin Accts both have had some serious issues in the past few days. First, IE8 could not open up, then the wallpaper went to some generic XP colour. Then could not open any programs, then couldn't open the 'my documents' folders or anything on the desktop, all my husband's 'My Music' files are gone (only had 5 albums on there), all his documents are missing as well as his 'My Pictures' files. Then, the recycle bin showed up in the lower right hand corner of the desktop, then I get "Your security setting put your computer at risk" and I can't change the settings either! Then IE8 keeps flashing and wants to go to windows live instead of our set home page which is Google but never actually gets anywhere...just keeps flashing, and when I try to open any file, folder or program I get this, "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
I have tried to run Kaspersky (it won't open in my husbands acct.) I was able to run Kaspersky in the guest acct and in my acct and it snagged 44 malicious items. My Guest account is running fine now, no trouble with anything. My husband's Admin Acct is still acting super silly. I have tried to run the following programs while logged into my husbands Admin acct: Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 and MBAM 22.214.171.1240. No matter what I do, I cannot open these programs on his account. I even tried to change the file names! I couldn't download to his desktop as I cannot access the Internet through his account so I made a shared file through my acct and pulled them through to his acct. Could not run them, they won't open, I get this: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." I am about ready to pull my hair out....aaaaaggggggghhhhhhh.....
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