Hmmmmm! Guess I cannot see with my glasses on.
I have five Dell disks called Software Restoration CD. (I have a bunch of other Dell disks also) I had used these several months ago when an Elvis Presley screen saver messed me up and I could not restore. Do not really want to go through that again re-installing everything. But if I have to I have to. Guess my Hijack log did not help?
I had already removed AOL Instant Messenger, a couple of days ago now.
This is what I did earlier this evening.
Uninstalled Spyware Blaster
Uninstalled AVG and re-installed it.
Uninstalled Spyware Dr
Uninstalled Malicious Software removal tool (it was not in the Add/Remove, though) and that was giving me problems. When I go to Windows Update and review the history, I have 14 December updates (with diffrerent dates) of the Malicious Software Removal, and a bunch in November. I have been in touch with Microsoft about it, and got a reply as what to try. It did not work, and I emailed back that it did not. But have not heard from them yet - this was two days ago.
I ran Registry Mechanic.
I now have Ad-Aware; Ccleaner; CW Shredder; Microsoft Antispyware (which never finds anything); Stng259.exe (a stand-alone anti-virus scanner); Cleanup40.exe; Spybot Search and Destory; and AVG. Maybe I should re-insall Spyware Doctor, as it is the only one that has ever found any baddies.
I scanned with AVG. Nothing was found. Also scanned with something else, but now forgot. (Brain getting addled again) I did a disk cleanup, a dskck, choosing to fix any errors and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. Sometimes I just check the attempt recovery of bad sectors but it just always gives me a message Disk Check complete. Never lets me know if anything is wrong, and I know sometimes that there is, so that is why I also choose to fix the errors..
After the dskchk I defragged and got a message that some files could not be defragmented. I then went to Safe Mode and defragged again, and got the same messge. That is unusual.
Boy, doing all this stuff is tiring!
Will wait until I hear something back before I do anything else I realize it could be a couple of days because of Christmas. In the meantime, here is a joke to end the evening with a laugh.
Don't ever make the nurse mad........
A hot business man had to spend a couple of days in the
hospital. He was a royal pain to the nurses because he bossed them around just like he did his employees. None of the hospital staff wanted to have anything to do with him. The head nurse was the only one who could stand up to him. She came into his room and announced, "I have to take your temperature." After complaining for several minutes, he finally settled down, crossed his arms and opened his mouth. "No, I'm sorry," the nurse stated" but for this reading, I can't use an oral thermometer." This started another round of complaining, but eventually he rolled over and bared his behind. After feeling the nurse insert the thermometer, he heard her announce, "I have to get something. Now you stay right there until I get back!" She left the door to his room open on her way out. He cursed under his breath as he heard people walking past his door, laughing. After almost an hour, the man's doctor came into the room "What's going on here?" asked the doctor. Angrily, the man answered, "Haven't you ever seen someone having their temperature taken?" After a pause the doctor confessed, "Not with a carnation."