I'm working with a Dell Inspiron N5010 with Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium. It's has some adware and PUP's issues that I think I've cleaned up with Combofix, Malwarebytes, and adaware (sp).
First let me say I cannot find the install disc. Windows will not let me download the install as the registry number belongs to Dell. Dell no longer has links to Windows for me to download. I don'tr eally want to upgrade, this is a friends computer.
I still have issues now with Windows updates. Something's missing in the Registry. I cannot run a scf /scannow I get a message that says Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.
I did find that windows update was disabled in the registry and I turned it on. Still no good.
I ran Tweaking.com-Windows Repair. It fixed quite a few issues but still found some registry files missing namely TrustedInstaller.exe.
I found on Microsoft where I can add the trustedinstaller to the registry, but I don't have permission to add one. I am running as an administrator.
I need lots of help.