I contracted a virus/viruses on 1/2. I installed ad-aware and avast, since my mcafee virus scan wasn't doing anything. Finally, today, Avast has stopped detecting viruses, but I am still getting pop-ups.
Anyway, when I try to update my Windows XP, I cannot. I go in and try to set the Updates to Automatic or Manual, but the changes will not save. It keeps defaulting to "Disabled." Yesterday, when I tried to do this, I got an error message that told me C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs did not have enough registry space, alternating with the error message that C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs could not be found. This file, in fact, is no longer on my computer. I think it was deleted with a trojan.
How can I restore this file so that I can begin using Windows Update again?
If you can help me, I will be very grateful.
Edited by breeze2811, 07 January 2009 - 07:41 PM.