I'm running Windows Vista 32-bit with SP2 installed.
First of all, I'm having troubles with the Google redirect virus - I'll click a search result and often instead of sending me to that page it sends me to other sites, some of which are slightly related and some of which are fake security-scanning pages and such. Any help with this one would be much appreciated.
Secondly, I keep getting an error saying "Host process for Windows Services has stopped working". The Event Viewer gives me this error every time it happens:
Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 30/05/2011 11:16:31 PM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Faulting application svchost.exe, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x47918b89, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 6.0.6002.18327, time stamp 0x4cb73436, exception code 0xc000071b, fault offset 0x00088d15, process id 0x478, application start time 0x01cc1ebe37aa053a.
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-05-30T13:16:31.000Z" />
Thirdly, I've had a problem recently where most of my files and folders became hidden and read-only. I've been going through and un-hiding and un-readonlying things when necessary (Program Files, C:/Users, etc) but I still run into problems with programs trying to write to different locations and I'd like an easy fix. One program that is having problems is Malwarebytes - every time I try to update it it gives me PROGRAMM_ERROR_UPDATING (5, 0, CreateFile).
You can probably tell I'm having a few little hiccups with this computer at the moment, and I'm at wit's end trying to fix it all, so all the help you can afford me would be appreciated