I recently (within the last two months) fixed my computer from the Win 7 Antivirus 2012 and some related viruses. However, they seem to have left some lasting damage. I cannot get Windows Firewall to turn on, when I go to the action center it tells me Error 0x80070422 can't change some of your settings when attempting to turn it on, while Windows Defender tells me that it is not an installed service. Checking with start > Services I noticed that not only was Windows Defender missing, but so was Windows Firewall. I went to this topic here but I ended up getting this same error as one of the others in the topic. error It did not fix either the Windows Firewall nor Windows Defender.
I had also gotten a strange pop up coupon ad that looked like this, note that that isn't my screenshot. A system restore has stopped bringing it up, although I'm not sure I trust that.
I nominally run MBAM and MSE, and picked up Spybot S&D after a friend told me that the Win 7 Antivirus had probably left a tracker that was bringing it back.
Edited by hamluis, 16 December 2011 - 11:45 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected.