Today, coming out of a hibernation, I was prompted by my firewall program that it "detected" a "New Network". The IP address (numbers) were all the same, except the last one (mine ends in a .1 - this "New" one ended in .0). I called my ISP tech support right away, and they were pretty much useless (as they seem to be more and more often than not). I have been doing a great deal of downloading the past several days (clean-up programs, and security stuff like ad-aware and spybot, etc. - a lot of stuff). A couple were apparently not compatible with what I had/have as they would immediately, automatically restart my PC upon opening them (Everest/ihippo.com - [discontinued I later found out], and either WinAudit or WinSnap - I forget at the moment).
Anyway, I have also been trying to revive this old PC by clearing out the old/un-used and generally just trying to make space and make security. Could this be a hack attempt on my DSL Windows 2000?
Thanks in advance - g ...
Oh, also, I was trying to do something (again, don't recall, probably download or view something) and I got a message entitled:
"Install Windows Internet Explorer" and;
"Setup could not verify the integrity of the files needed for installation. Make sure the Cryptographic service is running on this computer" - uh, help please!?!
Edited by grc, 17 May 2006 - 06:09 PM.