Error 1075!!!

Dell INSPIRON E1505
February 25, 2010 at 00:17:24
Specs: Windows XP
My computers virus protection expired & it got infected with the PC Total Defender & I got rid of it with SpyHunter. After that none of my programs would open such as internet explorer, AIM, and Yahoo Messaging. Also, my display theme was totally redone & now for some reason when I try to install a new virus protection software I keep geting this error messages: "The dependency service does not exsist or has been marked for deletion" or "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed." Please help!! This is really starting to get me pissed off!!! Thanks.

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#1
February 27, 2010 at 02:55:40
Stiner2487, never heard of SpyHunter (that doesn't mean too much. There may be other things I never heard of.) My offhand guess is that it's a nasty in disguise. I'd scan for a worm/trojan first and then get one of the highly rated FREE AVs like Avast or Avira.
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
February 27, 2010 at 15:29:30
SpyHunter has had a bad history (false positives and pushy) but is probably deemed OK these days by most.

Superantispyware can be slow to load and update. Consider MalwareBytes freebie version, either instead or as well.

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#3
February 27, 2010 at 23:14:40
Derek, I'm curious, I have and run both. Is that overkill? Will MB do everything Superantispyware does? It seems faster. I dunno, do you? Don't mind running both, but...
Ed in Texas.

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#4
February 27, 2010 at 23:43:27
Ed in Texas, MB specializes in the latest infections, once an infection been around a while & the other programs have it covered, he drops it, that is why the program is small & fast.

Malwarebytes is recommended by most sites dealing with HiJackThis logs as a program to run before presenting the log for expert infection help.
Here are few of them.
http://forums.maddoktor2.com/index....
http://www.5starsupport.com/ipboard...
http://forums.devshed.com/antivirus...
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic581...
http://www.techsupportteam.org/foru...
http://discussions.virtualdr.com/sh...
http://www.computing.net/answers/se...
http://www.computing.net/answers/se...
http://www.computing.net/answers/se...
http://www.pchelpforum.com/new-hija...
http://www.computerforum.com/131398...
http://qdeo.com/n71
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Malw...
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/13616
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/...
http://forum.piriform.com/index.php...
http://www.atribune.org/forums/inde...

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#5
February 28, 2010 at 08:04:03
All of these programs are likely to pick up different things, which also depends on what has been spotted. It does no harm to have more than one onboard because they don't run in the background, hence only use resources when you ask them to scan. From what Johnw said it would be worthwhile keeping both "SuperAntiSpyware" and "MalwareBytes" on board - just don't run them at the same time.

If you have more than one "running in the background" (such as an Anti-Virus) it is bad news for your system. The only other background task of loosly this nature should be a firewall.

Just in case, steer clear of Combofix because this should only be run with expert assistance otherwise it can wreck things.

I think it is a great pity so few folk with XP do not use Drop My Rights. It is simple to set up (a little program and special shortcuts), uses no resources and is almost unnoticeable. The only thing you need the normal IE icon for is Manual Windows Updates. Fine for both IE & Firefox. I've had it for years and hardly know it's there. See here:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13554_3-9...

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