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> ...I don't think I have any anti-virus or anti-spyware applications
Protect Your PC!
I'd STRONGLY recommend that you format & reinstall Windows Vista. If you've
been running without a functional and fully updated anti-virus application
for ANY periord of time, the machine cannot be considered safe to use.
After the fresh install, don't do ANYTHING else online until (1) you've made
sure the Windows Firewall is enabled, (2) the machine is fully patched at
Windows Update; and (3) you've gotten a functional anti-virus application
installed AND have manually updated its definitions.
So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> I don't think Service Pack 1 was ever installed, because the installations
> for that would fail also. I don't think I have any anti-virus or
> anti-spyware applications either, because when I would try to install the
> application (Norton Antivirus and whatnot), it would crash.
> I'm having so many problems, and I've only had this computer since April!
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> Vista or Vista SP1?
>> What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
>> subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
> I have Vista Home Premium. Every single time my computer tries to install
> update (except for "definition update for Windows Defender"), it fails
> an error code 80070426. I've seen in other topics that running
> Services helps, but mine seems to be running; however, it doesn't say
> the startup type is, and when I try to open properties, I get the messages
> "Configuration Manager: A general internal error occurred" and "The
> loader failed to find MUI file." So I seem to be stuck with that also, but
> the more important issue is with the update error. How do I fix that one,