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Hi All, I need some help.

I am running an AMD XP processor with Win 2000 pro. Some strange things have been going on the last couple days. I notices some issues with internet explorer - it would get errors and have to close, so i decided to do a full system virus scan.

Norton AV 2003 - opened the "program", got the box to open up and clicked on the "live update" button. This generated errors and could not be opened. I then clicked on the "options" button which generated errors and closed the program. said nmain.exe generated the errors. I have unistalled (cleanly - from symantic site) and reinstalled numerous times - no help. I can run live update from the "start", "programs", "norton antivirus", live update key. It still seems to be scanning e-mail, but I cannot do a system scan.

While at the symantic site I tried to do a system scan from there, internet explorer (i'm running IE6) generated errors and shut down.

My daughter was using YiM yesterday, then went back to use it again and it's exe file errored and would not open. If someone messages her it will work.

I have been at many web sites that are supposed to open new windows when you click on links that IE6 errors and closes. One of these sites was my governement e-mail account and it errored when i tried to reply to an e-mail. When I got to work I was able to reply fine from there.

Any clue what could be causing this? the YiM was installed shortly before this happend. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it as well.

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Unfortunately, it sounds like a virus. Have you tried one of the online virus checkers? I used to use Panda all the time, then I got the version for my PC.

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If worse comes to worse, the best thing might be to do:

Bring the computer next to another computer and hook up using a CROSSOVER CABLE... from the "noninfected computer" with the latest anti virus definitions you can scan the "suspect" computer for virii.

Or, you can do that over your network... just map the drive and scan it.

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I currently am scanning on a different machine. I hope it finds something!

What is Panda? do you have a web address for it?

I tried the symantic online scan and it shut down IE6 when i did - and cancelled the scan

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Thanks. I've scanned from both Panda and pcpitstop and no virus found.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled NAV 2003 and still cannot run a full system scan or change any options. If I click on the option key it errors and closes the program.

I have taken the drives and connected them to another computer and run NAV on them - no virus found.

Maybe i have some corrupt files? If I repair Win 2000 pro will it fix it? will I have to reload everything if I do the repair?

Any other suggestions??????

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Doing a repair might help. But if its only NSW causing the prob. I'd uninstall and then reinstall it. But after the uninstall run the program below. It's a copy of SymClean from Symantecs site and it cleans out any crap that gets left behind after an uninstall.

Edit: Ooops, nope a repair should leave everything intact. Just be sure to do Windows Update afterwords. As always have a good backup in case when doing a repair. Ya never know.

SymClean.zip

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I don't have NSW (i figure that is Norton System Works) i am just using Norton Anti-Virus and i used their removal tool for it before i reinstalled.

I purchased a new harddrive and plan to redo everything. Then I can play with the old one at my convienience. This will get me up and operating a little more quickly. With the amount of time i've spent working on this so far, i could have reloaded everthing on a new drive!!

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Defrag the drive lately?

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yep... did that too!

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