Mod Edit: moved to Am I Infected from Vista ~~ boopme
I'm using a Dell XPS PC running Vista Home Premium. After an automatic download and install of Windows Updates from Microsoft on March 11, 2015, many applications have become unusable and shortcuts disabled. On start up the system has many popups stating an inability to open the file or program.The program files and data are still in place. However, many have had quarantine files inserted in the application directories, apparently preventing them from running. Windows Defender shows no quarantined files in its logs . I am not receiving browser redirects. Applications like MS Office , Outlook, etc still seem to work. There do not seem to be signs of an infection. But , given the quarantines, this looks like Microsoft protection on 3rd party applications with which MS is unfamiliar as part of the security updates and patches installed.
Edited by boopme, 12 March 2015 - 07:19 PM.