Strange behaviour - probable virus

  Spock1958 17:39 06 Jul 2006

I noticed today on one of my children's PCs that AVG Antivirus and Zone Alarm were not showing in the system tray, i.e. not running. I tried to open both from my main menu, but within 1 second of the application opening, it closed again.

Similarly, when I try to run REGEDIT, it closes immediately after opening.

I have tried to Google for Anti Virus software but cannot connect to any site. It's as if this 'virus' knows I want rid of it and is protecting itself. I managed to download PC Tools Antivirus, but as soon as I scan, windows crashes.

Any suggestions as to what this is, and how I solve it?

  Spock1958 21:43 06 Jul 2006

The BitDefender seems to have done the trick. Good list of suggestions.

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