I cannot remove or add programs.

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  1. twodogs44

    twodogs44 Registered Member

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    I have picked up something and cannot find it. When I delete a program from my
    hard drive or if I download something to my hard drive and then I reboot, everything that was deleted is back and what was downloaded is gone. I have detected trojans and viruses, but when I remove them and reboot they are back again.

    Help if you will, Dave
     
  2. hossie

    hossie Registered Member

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    Try to clean the registry for the application which you are not able to remove but before that I think you need a good Antivirus

    There are some trojans which do not allow to perform any admin task on the system , just check if you have admin right or you lost it
     
  3. twodogs44

    twodogs44 Registered Member

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    I can remove all programs, but when I reboot they are back. The same way if I download new software, once I reboot it is gone.
     
  4. xxJackxx

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    Is the machine using Steady State or some kind of imaging program that returns it? What OS?
     
  5. twodogs44

    twodogs44 Registered Member

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    I don't know what "Steady State" is. I am using XP.I have ran every Virus protection and several malwares programs. If they found anything, they cleaned them, but when I rebooted they were right back as before.
     
  6. ha14

    ha14 Registered Member

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    Well its upto you then it will be wise to clean reinstal windows.
     
  7. xxJackxx

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    I agree. I would just wipe it and start over at this point.
     
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    twodogs44 Registered Member

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    A format is now scheduled! I thought all along I may need to do so, but I was trying to avoid it and you have convinced me to do the right thing.

    Thanks for all your assistance, Da:thumb: ve
     
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