A few days ago, I installed and ran both ComboFix and AdwCleaner. Now, Kaspersky Internet Security won't run. I've been trying to resolve this issue with the Kaspersky Support Team, but they haven't even been able to help me resolve this issue.
Every time I try to run KIS, either thru the Windows Security Center, Start Menu Programs, or the Program Files folder directly, it won't run. The banner appears for a second or two, then it just stops -- no error message or anything.
I've tried importing older registry keys backups. Doesn't work.
I've tried four different restore points, the last of which was from 06/22, 3 days before I even learned of ComboFix & AdwCleaner. Doesn't work.
I've tried repairing and reinstalling .NET Framework 4.5.1 (the latest my OS will support). Doesn't work.
I've tried to uninstall KIS under my current (and until now only) admin account and a new admin account. I get the same error in both cases: Error 1324. The path C: contains an invalid character. WTH?
I can run it in Safe Mode with and without Networking/CMD. Of course, it turns up no viruses/malware. As soon as I run Windows normally, KIS will not run.
I know I screwed it up. Can someone please help me get my internet security running again?
Edited by N00bT3ch, 28 June 2016 - 06:19 PM.