I have a Quad Core AMD Processer
With a 64-bit operating system.
For a while now if I try to download a file, any file, I get an error message saying "This file had a virus and was deleted"
When I go to the downloaded files page, I see a red shield before the file name, another "file was deleted" warning, and a place for action which does not contain anything.
This is not a computer that I use very often, but it does have my secure stuff on it.
I had windows firewall on until just now, then turned it off trying to download this file.
I am using windows defender, but everytime I try to go into it it tells me it is turned off,...do I want to turn it on? and answer yes an nothing happens.
I have downloaded Microsoft Fix-It and it is useless for this.
I also have been running Microsoft Essentials.
I have not pulled a report in the last 6 months that even showed a tracking "cookie", and this too has me concerned.
So you can imagine that I am not getting any indication of a virus.
I have been trying to capture the screen that has the file I am trying to download, but it is not showing up and it will not let me right click to copy and print.
Another problem is that I do not know what services should run and not run on this computer. I am not real computer literate, just know enough to be dangerous. I can run and attach a copy of the "Summary of Administrative Events" if that would help.
I would certainly appreciate any help I can get with this problem.
Edited by hamluis, 25 August 2011 - 06:54 AM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected.