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Throwing in the towel !

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Before I go any further, I'm Bonny. Ok, here is my problem, in the past 4 days I have had nearly every message ( feels like it ) thrown at me from Windows XP.My problem started out with not being able to install software and escalated to not being able to install ANY of the updates for Windows XP( 76 in total). I've tried every solution on this forum that pointed to the problems and still getting no joy.
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"several java virtual machines running in the same process" amongst the many messages. I have Panda anti virus, ran this, came up with a virus which it got rid of. I repaired Windows XP and still nothing happened, I am still recieving the same messages and more........................ Where did I go wrong ? Thanks in advance for any help offered.BonnyMiss
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As far as the Java is concerned, uninstall then reinstall. I had the same prob and that fixed it!
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Wow! Sounds like a real headache! But you've come to the right place.

Welcome to Geeks to Go!

From your description, I think that you've likely got some "baddie' still lurking in the background. Panda is a very robust and effective "anti-" but no single application has ever been shown to find and remove everything. Modern malware is being written for profit. These guys have figured out how to really hide things.

At this point, you have two basic choices: Reformat and fresh install Windows,


Do a full malware cleanup.

For information on a complete re-install of XP see:

In your case, it will be very important to delete the existing partition before creating and formating a new one. Don't forget to save all your personal data to CD or external hard drive before beginning the fresh install. Everything on the internal hard drive is going to completely disappear!

Geeks to Go has perhaps the best trained and trusted malware removal specialists anywhere. If you would like personal assistance with your situation, follow all the instructions here: http://www.geekstogo...-Log-t2852.html

Then post a HiJackThis log here: http://www.geekstogo...o-Here-f37.html (Posting a log elsewhere will only delay the help you need)

Once your malware removal specialist gives you a clean bill of health, if any issues remain, post back in this forum and we will help you get everything running right. Until we can be sure that malware is not present, stuff we try to fix your system may in fact just make things worse.

Good luck, and let us know how you're doing with it all.
We are all here to help.
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just a short tip-
open my computer open the c drive
go to windows folder
open downloaded programs folder
remove java from there also
then reinstall
and check 'downloaded programs' after the install
see if there are any javas with an ! on it
remove them
best place to get java is here

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