I made the mistake of taking Microsoft's advice, and downloaded their updates. Now two years after installing Spy Sweeper and wiping out all the junk and having zero problems, my system LOADED up with junk, spyware, adware, [bleep] icons, and other stupid stuff. Spy Sweeper would no longer run without crashing the system, and I couldn't access the Control Panel unless I was in the Safe Mode without freezing everything up.
I heard about your site and before submitting a post, downloaded and ran the programs you suggest. I am happy to report that everything appears to have "magically repaired itself" including the Runtime Error, but it seems I'm not out of the woods yet, and need your help getting everything back to normal.
Now when I insert a CD, the system no longer boots it automatically. When I try to access it through winfile.exe, it says there is no CD in the drive. Also I can't seem to get rid of the coolwebsearch adware/malware without it reloading at some point by itself. Nothing works to remove it. Any suggestions?
Sorry for the rambling post. The next one should be clearer when my frustrations have eased a bit.