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Hijacked system?

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  • Started 6 years ago by computerdumb
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computerdumb
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Help, recently I've been recieving a restriction notice when trying to add/remove programs or change my settings. The notice says I'm restricted from doing that and that I must contact my system administrator. Well this is my home laptop and I am the only user. I have windows xp. I think I may have caught a virus, and though I know adding a virus protection program AFTER the virus attacks is pointless I signed up for norton anti-virus to try to protect from other viruses and I can't even install it because of the above mentioned problem. Has anyone encountered this bug and do you know what I can do to get rid of it?

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Santo
Santo
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This is not a virus. It is because of some corruption in your registry. Download the registry patch from the site given below. You need to save it to the desktop and install it from there.
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.co.....ctions.reg

If this does not work, create a new user account!

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