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Hijacked system?

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  • Started 9 years ago by computerdumb
  • Latest reply from Santo
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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?

Posted 9 years ago
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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.

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

Posted 9 years ago

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