08-18-2009 09:08 PM
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08-18-2009 09:38 PM
Please remove the Microsoft webcam from your system and see if that helps the situation. Alo can you dun a new HiJackThis log as I would like to see the current running functions now; there are some that need to be fixed. Thank you.
08-25-2009 05:37 PM
My problem is solved. I purchased another vendor's AV software two days ago and it loaded and updated without any problems. As I suspected it was NAV, which makes sense since the live updates caused the problems.
As an FYI, the reason SP3 did not install was because of a known problem with the automatic upload from Microsoft. A solution is to download and install from the desktop, or to update the registry file permissions. A friend of mine had the same problem when trying to upgrade to SP3 and the install from the desktop worked. I intend to upgrade to SP3 soon, but at this point, there is not the sense of urgency that I had. The solution is at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949377
I appreciate all of your assistance in this problem and the advice on tools to keep my computer running better.