I have a VAIO VGN-NW230G notebook running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. It has an
Intel Core 2 Duo T6670/2.2GHz processor with a Mobile Intel GM45 Express chipset. It
has 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 SDRAM. I am running ESET NOD32 Antivirus version 7.0.302.26
and Ad-Aware Pro Security version 11.0.4555.0 on my notebook. Per the Bleeping
Computer recommendation in the "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware
Removal Tools and Requesting Help" document, I have recently enabled the Windows
Firewall on my PC. Prior to that, I wasn't utilizing a firewall.
Also, per the "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and
Requesting Help" document, I have downloaded DDS. Unfortunately, I am unable to run
it. When I try to run the program, I keep getting the message, "View Downloads -
Windows Internet Explorer: The program's publisher couldn't be verified. Are you sure
you want to run the program?" When I click "Run" again, it loops back to the beginning
and all of the above repeats.
What in the world is going on with my PC (and what is Windows doing)? I am logged in
as an administrator for my PC and the DDS program is not read-only. When I check the
Security tab of the file Properties, my login has full control for the file. I think at one point I
was able to select "Unlock" from the Properties Tab (but can no longer find that option
when I go back into the file Properties). When I saw that option, the message said
something about the file coming from another computer.