HP m8530f PC 64 bit edition
I have been experiencing problems with my security center. I run avast free and Windows Defender, When I boot up the computer a Security Center warning pops up in the bottom tool bar that tells me to check Security Center and that shows that Avast and Defender are not on. If I hover over the Avast icon it tells me "your system is secured". If I open Security Center it shows both are turned off and after about 5 minutes avast will show that it is on and Defender is off, Security Center also will continuously run and I can not close the window, as if it is loading. If I click on "show malware available protection" it opens a window that shows Avast "on" and Defender "off" click to turn on Defender and it checks for definitions and then a pop says no new definitions available and Defender is turned on. There are different variations of this glitch so it is somewhat hard to explain. I am also now experiencing freeze up and a blue screen error, I do get a session crashed pop up when re-opening firefox 16.0.1, but it also just froze with nothing open yesterday.
Now the qualifier, my son had been using this computer and he tried to put it into some sort of "GOD MODE", probably 3 months ago now. I have no clue as to what this God Mode is, but I did find out that it does not work with a 64 bit system. It completely crashed the computer, but I was able to run a system restore to a point well before he tried this god mode and security center has been glitching ever since, it seems though that it is getting progressively worse. Registry issues?, but in the back of my head I think there may also be a virus. I have run Avast and super anti-spyware free with no problems found.
I ran rkill and it seemed inconclusive;
Processes terminated by Rkill or while it was running:
So, before I take it to a repair facility I thought I would run this past you Gurus!!
I know I most likely left much needed info out so please let me know what info you need if you are interested in trying to help me solve this issue.
Note: Blue screen error:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
Files that help describe the problem:
Mod Edit: Moved to AII - Hamluis.
Edited by obliviousnube, 18 October 2012 - 10:32 PM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected - Hamluis.