Posted 01 July 2006 - 02:49 PM
ok so i get back from vacation and my computer has gone off the deep end in the past 3 weeks. it worked fine when i left and i have no idea what it did to itself while i was gone but it all started with:
1) my norton antivirus had gotten completely gutted by something, it had error messages all over the place in it until eventually it just told me to uninstall it and then reinstall it so i uninstalled it and now cant reinstall it using....
2)....google pack updater which i had used originally to download norton antivirus 2005 from. however now google pack updater has refused to do anything at all since i uninstalled norton antivirus
3) msn messenger doesnt sign in anymore, when i go to type in my email address in the sign in screen it gets really laggy and takes about 2 minutes for it to actually show up after i type it and then it always says the service is unavailable (i do the troubleshoot and that says there may be a proxy or firewall issue.
4) last but not least when i click on start > search to try to search for potential virus files it doesnt work. its hard to explain but when i click on it the screen opens but in the title bar just a folder image appears with no words and nothing comes up to allow me to search so it is essentially a blank screen.
theres probably more stuff i havent discovered yet but does anyone have any idea on what could be the problem? any advice or ideas would be greatly appreciated
ive already ran adaware, spybot, and AVG a few times and while they have found things, it doesnt seem to have helped yet. AVG finally got rid of a trojan i had had for a while called whistlesilent.exe that norton never could get rid of (atleast i think it did because last time i scanned it didnt show up)
thanks in advance for any help!