Hi I did use Avast paid for anti virus, till their last major up-date. After doing the up-date it put My XP in to a cycle of re-boots. after 8 or 9 of these, I done a safe mode start up while it was booting up. I was able to delete avast in safe mode and run malwarebytes, it come back clear. But on their site it had happened to lots of People. I got Kaspersky anti virus then, It was a bit bloaty for an XP and kick in with a scan of different kinds and times ( Great if You have a big hard-drive and ram to go with it. Any way, come Patch Tuesday ( which is Wednesday in the UK lol ) I had a go at the up-dates, and they went on forever. So in the end, I tried to click cancel, but it was greyed out. I hit review up-dates and that released Me from the update center. I re-booted and tried again, same gimmick.also the cpu was running at 100% So I thought, right, get shut of Kaspersky, but it wouldn't let Me UN-install it, and wouldn't let Me in to add/remove progs either.
So I went in to safe mode again, but couldn't remove kaspersky from there either. the cpu was running at about 60/70% in safe mode, so I thought try a re-boot and see what happens.
The fan was still working for the Coalition, but by some miracle let Me UN-install Kasperskey.
I then run a malawarebyte scan, it was all clear. done a reboot and installed Avira free antivi. cpu was at better than before, but I get a low virtual memory as soon as I log in now ?? I hope You can help with this please. Thank You in advance ( just in case I bust the laptop in the process )
I have posted this on another tech site. I haven't had an answer in 5 or 6 days. I was a bit wooried about posting the DDs scan, because I was asked not to pit it in a zip file. and I don't know if that's a safe thing to do. I done a hijackthis, dds and a Gmer scan. I know I can't post anything here till I close or get an answer off the other site. But would like You answer as to the dds log not being in a zip please. thank You