For background, my computer was recently infected with ransomware - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/586174/started-as-u-cash-now-bsod/page-5#entry3823952 - and cured via this forum.
After that I discovered CryptoPrevent, CryptoMonitor, and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/591190/question-on-scans-sandboxing-cryptoprotect-etc/page-5
I couldn't get Cryptoprevent to update, so I started a thread here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/594470/cant-update-flash-player-or-cryptoprevent/page-2#entry3862393 and was ultimately requested to start a thread in this sub-forum.
I suspect the issue might be related to some services I disabled per Black Viper's guide - and I have listed those services in the last thread above.
The system is running WinXP SP3, btw.
To recap - there are two main issues with the computer right now:
If I try to update CryptoPrevent manually, I get a pop-up box with the message "Could not update definitions" - which is the same message I get if the computer is off-line.
Adobe Flash Player plug in will not update automatically. If I go to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ - I can't download the file, but at the end it says "Installation failed". If I download and install the file from http://www.adobe.com/es/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html - it seems to work fine, but at the end of the install, I get a message that "Real Player 11 is incompatible and can cause issues with Flash Player and should be uninstalled or disabled". I ignore this message, but as far as I can tell, Real Player is not installed on the system at all.
Thanks in advance for assistance.
Edited by Tiger-Heli, 17 November 2015 - 09:04 AM.