Friend has box, win xp pro, system (Asus) has slowed down dramatically last few months, box now with me and have run the supplied Avast AV, the SuperAntivirus, and malwarebytes, nothing found. AVG will not install at all. Tried Clamwin and did a full scan; it went through all the required files and folders and the result was.....all; Permission denied....and reported nothing else. Obviously a virus is resident.
FYI, system boots on my network pretty quick, Vigin Fibre Optic, but within 5-15 mins crawls.
His Network is Tiscali ADSL (BT). IE keeps bringing back the cookies (loads) even after clearing with Ccleaner. Firefox 3 installed ok but crashes or hangs (can reinstall, no prob).
NUTSHELL, something is denying access although the user has administrator rights.
Thoughts. Can do reinstal but would really like to know what is causing this problem if someone should have come across this before!!
And the reinstal procedure is such a pain!!