|I'm running Windows XP with Comodo Internet Security as my primary protection against evildoers. A couple of days ago I noticed Comodo wasn't updating. When I would click on update, it would tell em that there was no connection to the internet. Of course I would be surfing the web as this was happening. It was an older version, so I figured that I could possibly solve the problem by downloading the newest version they had. So I did. I started it's installer and it of coursed detected the old version on my computer and it asked me I wanted to uninstall it. I did. And then I finished installing it, and restarted my computer.|
When it came back on, I got an error message telling me that one of the .dlls had an error in it. So I tried to double click on the Comodo icon and I got the nothing but an error about it's .dll. So I figured it must have been a fickle install, so I tried to reinstall it, in order to fix any errors. I clicked the installer and it picked up that I had a copy(albeit non-working) on my computer. When I told the installer that, yes I would like to uninstall the old copy......nothing happened. I clicked Yes and the box disappeared and I was left staring at my wallpaper. So I went to the Add/Remove programs and clicked on Comodo and clicked uninstall. It removed it from the list, but it was still present on my computer.
Finding that this was becoming a little too funky, I decided to click on Firefox and come to the almight computing.net. But firefox didn't open. I started looking around in my processes and firefox.exe was there, but nothing was happening. Until about 5 minutes or so later when it popped up. And to make matters worse, it couldn't connect to the internet.
I started looking at other programs and none of them could connect, despite my network connection being in working order. I tried doing a system restore to several dates, but when the computer rebooted, it told me that no-changes were made because my system could not be rolled back.
So I Live Booted Ubuntu 6.10, and hey, what do you know, the internet works. Now I'm telling you the tale in hopes that some one has some idea of how I can get things straight.