I was attempting to find the pesky program which keeps popping on my desktop for anti-spyware/anti-virus protection (irony) and received a network policy administration error which stated change administration settings to allow. After clicking admin setting I receive the same error.
Logged in here for suggestions and went over to microsoft to check security updates. Could not start the check for the same reason. Viewed their knowledge base which suggested typing start-->run-->type gpedit.msc and hit enter. I receive a notice the file does not exist.
I did manage to run a scan with windows defender and received an all clear from them. I have BitDefender running full time and am constantly being notified it caught a virus that did not infect my system but after every scan offered the notices do not subside.
Summary: Download Anti Everything that plagues you Now pop up is driving me nuts. Can't open control panel or user settings, receive numerous caught em before they get you virus alerts, can't update windows security.