I installed some trial software and removed them again. Then I ran as I normally would ccleaner and regseeker. Sygate and AVG are telling system files have changed, user32.dll amongst a host of others.
Will sfc /scannow fix this?
I try and run it and it tells me to insert XP professional SP2 disk. I have XP SP2 Home edition, I insert this disk and it doesn't accept it.
My system, XP Home sp2 all updates, 1 gig ram and athlon xp3200+. Computer seems sluggish too.
The user32.dll was updated with yesterday's Windows Updates, in particular KB890859. In total the updates included 23 or so new versions of dll files. The version of that file you should have, assuming you've installed the updates, is 5.1.2600.2622. The previous version of the file was 5.1.2600.2180.