HOWEVER, last week I did a stupid thing while I was running Windows Update. I've been using Firefox and usually go to the download site at Microsoft to download updates, but decided to open Explorer and let it automatically check on which updates I need. I ended up with a new virus/malware (RemAdm-ProcLaunch!171). McAfee said the same thing for this as it did for Winfixer - it cannot be completely removed. I can't download any programs (.exe's) because I get the warning from Firefox that "This download has been blocked by your Security Zone policy".
I used the Firefox help sections and reset my about:config settings, cleaned out folders, reset my security settings to "default", etc... and still can't download anything. I finally got frustrated at 3am the other morning and "uninstalled" IE (removed from Windows Components in Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs), then I tried to delete the IE folder (and all subfolders) on my C drive - knowing it probably wouldn't work, but I was about to toss my computer out the window anyway... After I did that, the "RemAdm-ProcLaunch!171" doesn't show up in my virus scan, but I still get the prompt that Firefox is not my default browser, blah, blah... every time I open it.
Since I can't download anything, and have gone through everything I know and can find on the internet, I'm at the end of my rope. I also get an error every time I open
I'm running Windows XP Home, and McAfee Security Center 9.0 with VirusScan and Personal Firewall also installed. Firefox ver is 3.0.5 and when I had IE, it was ver 6.0 or something - I never upgraded to the latest version because I didn't want it anyway.