Hello, I'm not sure this is a virus or not, but I can't find a solution for it anywhere.
I used to have Google Picasa on my computer, and several months ago I started getting errors between 1-5 times a day.
The error always reads: "This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator."
The title says: "C:\Users\H*****\AppData\Local\Temp\PicasaUpdater_3a22.exe"
This is always the same except the last part (3a22 in this case) changes to different random numbers and letters. I can go into the folder and delete the EXE file, but they will still come back (as new "clones").
So far, I have completely uninstalled Picasa, ran scans of my computer using Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Safety Scanner, but they found nothing. I also cleaned my computer and fixed registry issues with CCleaner, but that has not helped either.
I haven't been able to find a solution on Picasa forums, and I've seen some other similar (but not the same issue) for problems with viruses and the "blocked by group policy" error, so I'm wondering if it's a virus.
I have Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1.
Thanks for your help!