Recently I noticed my computer was slower than normal and received an error when installing JAVA (JAVA is probably another problem that I'm not concerned about resolving, just a symptom of what else might be happening). I updated windows vista and download AVG. AVG found a virus named XF/Noisy. I already had AdAware installed and it found Trojans Win30/Heur and Generic 28.62I.
I normally use Avant Browser. After the AVG scan Avant would launch, but wouldn’t display any web pages. I reinstalled Avant and it’s still not opening any pages. Now in IE version 7, pictures/icons do not load. For instance when I go to google, the google graphic does not load. I get a rectangle where the graphic should be with an X in the upper left corner. I reset IE 7 to the default settings and nothing changed.
Update Feb 3 2013. I decided to try to install Charter Security Suite and it told me to uninstall other security software, which I had done. I called Charter and they told me that AVG does not completely uninstall. I called AVG and they ran some scans and said the PC needed an $80 service to fix it. As much as I would like to save my 4 year old PC; it isn't worth what they wanted to charge. From what I can tell there aren't any hardware problems, just software.
Edited by jonxps, 03 February 2013 - 05:40 PM.