I recently got help from BoopMe about scanning for virus infections. And I wanted to say thank you all for having this website. it is wonderfull and I think im learning just how intricate these systems are.
My new wrinkle is that after removing several years of junkware, and unwanted addons and Pup's I went to update my windows xp, sp3, it finds 12 updates but as each tries to download it responds that the install failed.
The first thing I tried was updating windows internet explorer to ie8, which looks like was successfull, rebooted and reran the win update , same result 12 patches, but each failed.
I am guessing that some file, or permission setting was changed when I removed programs, or ran the av programs.
One error that I was getting from msconfig about needing admin rights, and my account has admin rights. I tried using hosts-perm to reset permissions, and msconfig no longer gives that error.
So I am wondering why I can set the system time and update ie8, but not windows xp ?