All Setup Files...corrupted... Message

Microsoft Windows xp home edition w/sp2
March 8, 2010 at 22:52:54
Specs: Windows XP
My PC usually works fine as well as anything I download, but recently when I download any kind of file I get a message saying "All Setup Files Are Corrupted, Please Obtain A New Copy Of The Program". I have viewed many other topics with the same problems, but nothing works. I have wiped my hd clean and started fresh, but it still happens, I can download everything fine, but when I try to run it, that's when I get the file. I know for a fact that the files are NOT corrupt, but even when I try to run them for my external HD that I put them on when the message did not come up, they still don't work. I even tried download on another computer and installed it there to prove the download was good, then putting on a flash drive, then putting on my computer and installing it, but THAT didn't work either. Can some PLEASE help me out and tell me how to fix this? It's annoying me to no end, it makes me feel totally powerless. Also, sometimes I get a message saying an "Installer integrity check has failed. Common causes include incomplete download and damaged media. Contact the Installer's author to obtain a new copy." Can anyone tell me how to fix THIS as well?

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#1
March 8, 2010 at 23:33:21
grazman, "I have wiped my hd clean". That makes me think you may be infected by a worm/trokan. Typically, they're on a sector that's untouched during a format.
Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation) can do the job and you can get it free @:
http://www.superantispyware.com/
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed Dunno about Windows 7..
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
March 9, 2010 at 17:02:00
Is the whole "restore" thing suppose to come up with installing? If it is, mine didn't, so I didn't disable it because I couldn't. Anyway, I'm really surprised I didn't get the error message when installing this this, like I do when I try installing everything else. When I said I wiped my HD clean, what I meant was, I reformatted my whole comp with destructive system recovery, so kind of like getting a new hd. Anyway, my brother's friend put in a new wireless antenna into my desktop so I could get the internet and everything worked fine. This message thing all started when I got a virus called Antivirus Soft, or something like that. I heard that having 2 network cards in ur comp can also cause this problem, but IDK if I have 2 because I didn't install the antenna and am not sure if it came with a network card that needed to be installed, but whatever the cause may be I hopefully can get this resolved soon so I can once again enjoy the internet as well as the 100s of programs I have. And Ed, thx for ur help, I hope this program will work and hopefully fix my problem.

Ok, well, I tried it, and restarted my comp and it didn't work. Why? I don't know. Not to mention I didn't see anything that said "restore" so I couldn't disable it. I really thought it might work, but I was let down again by a program. So, I'm still looking for a solution that'll fix my problem.


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#3
March 10, 2010 at 03:57:21
grazman, 'restore' is sorta hidden. It's there, but not readily apparent.
Start>programs>accessories>system tools>restore will bring it up.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.


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#4
March 10, 2010 at 17:13:52
Ok, I think I found it, so I select "Turn off restore on all drives", right?

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