I am not sure if this issue is related, but I obviously need to fix it either way...
I noticed that my Windows Security Center icon in the task tray had the !
It told me that my automatic updates were turned off, and I was unable to turn them on from there.
Every time I went into system settings (System, System Properties, Automatic Updates) to verify, I had automatic updates selected for daily downloads.
So I manually selected Windows Update from IE Tools -
when I got to the Microsoft site, it started checking to see if I had the latest updates.
I got this error message:
To install updates from this website, you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group on your computer. If you use Windows XP, you can see if you are an administrator by going to User Accounts in Control Panel.
Note: If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you using this website. Contact your system administrator for help with updates.
I AM the administrator!! (and in fact the only user aside from the 'Guest' selection)
On my virus post (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic394634.html/page__st__45), I was instructed to use SystemLook for these files:
The log is posted there, and I can copy to here if nec.
Any help would be appreciated - TIA!
Edited by JustMyAlias, 05 May 2011 - 02:40 PM.