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#1 blargh

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 01:51 PM

ok here goes I'll start chronologically:

1. I get a data execution prevention: explorer.exe error click ok and explorer shuts down. (start bar icons etc)

2. (some times) I get a buffer overflow (I think thats what it is) error for explorer and the effect is the same as 1 if you click ok.

3. I noticed some pop-ups so I started windows defender and it wouldn't update properly. So I went on to the microsoft website and downloaded the newest version and while
attempting to install it I get this error: The windows installer service could not be accessed (I get the same error for all .exe s requiring the "Windows Installer Service")

please help I'm going insane :thumbsup:

(Moderator edit: modified Topic Description. jgweed)

Edited by jgweed, 18 June 2007 - 07:32 PM.


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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:16 AM

If you're getting pop-ups then it seems likely that you have some type of malware infection. What anti-virus and anti-spyware programs have you scanned with?
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 07:31 AM

ad-aware se personal, symantec antivirus (doesn't seem to update, and windows defender (doesn't seem to update).

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 01:33 PM

Not updating is a clue that you're infected. Here's a couple of free, online scans:
http://safety.live.com
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 12:29 AM

I would run the scans usasma recommended and also install the following free antispyware programs.

SuperAntiSpyware
AVG Antispyware

Run both of these in Safe Mode.

If you're still having problems I would then post a Hijack This log.

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