After I got it back, Malwarebytes found 7 items and removed them, I ran it again after reboot, and it found 2 more... I was unable to get automatic updates to turn back on. So I went to windows update and tried to update manually... it errored out on me. So I contacted microsoft and they emailed me back with a list of solutions listed below. I did the first one and was able to turn auto update back on and go to windows update and update the computer.
But I still have issues... some sites will not open, and I downloaded Security Essentials and it errors out when I try to update its definitions. I emailed the tech at microsoft back about it, but I am not sure if they will help in this or not because all the tech suppost they provide is for windows update issues...
so if you have any tweaks or whatever to help me get my complete computer back, I would be most grateful. Thanks.
Here is the fixes the MS Tech sent me. the AU.INF fixed my Auto Update and Windows Update issues.
This error can be caused by one of the following factors: 1. The two registry branches of Automatic Updates are corrupted. 2. Some Windows Update engine files have not been registered. 3. The Automatic Updates service is not working properly. We will address some of the more common causes of this issue. It is important that we attempt to connect to the Windows Update web site after each step to confirm whether the resolution has worked. This will prevent us from having to proceed with additional troubleshooting steps and provide us with valuable feedback to further develop our support resolutions for you and our future customers. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Suggestion 1: Restore two registry branches. ================================= Let's repair the following two registry keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_WUAUSERV 1. Click "Start", click "Run", type: "Inf" (without quotations) and press "Enter". A folder will open. 2. Locate the file "au.inf", (you can type au to locate the file), right click it and choose "Install". Note: The file extension ".inf" may be hidden; we may only see the file named "au". 3. The setup process will try to restore the registry branches automatically. However, you may not receive any notification. If some files cannot be located automatically, we will be prompted to select the installation source. Please click "browse", and go to this location: C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 If this folder is unavailable, please choose the folder "C:\Windows\System32". 4. Please restart the computer. Now try Update to see if the issue has been resolved. Please let us know if this step has resolved it. If not, please proceed to the next step. Suggestion 2: Re-register the Windows Update engine files. ============================================ By trying this step, we can check the update engines. 1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer. 2. Click "Start" and "Run", type "REGSVR32 ATL.DLL" (without quotations) in the open box and click "OK". Note: There is a space between REGSVR32 and ATL.DLL 3. Register the files listed below: REGSVR32 MSXML3.DLL REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL REGSVR32 WUAUENG1.DLL REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL REGSVR32 WUCLTUI.DLL REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL REGSVR32 QMGR.DLL REGSVR32 QMGRPRXY.DLL REGSVR32 JSCRIPT.DLL If you are using the Microsoft Update Site, please register the following files as well REGSVR32 MUCLTUI.DLL REGSVR32 MUWEB.DLL Note: Please register all the files. While registering each .DLL file you should get a "succeeded" message. If any error message is encountered , please let me know the exact wording. Some .DLL files are not necessary in some specific operating system, therefore please let me know if some files cannot be found. I will help you to double check it.