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Hi, I'm using Windows 7 Professional. I was prompted to Turn On the Real-Time Protection for the computer. But when I turn it on, I get this error message, "The specific service does not exist as an installed service. (Error Code: 0x80070424). This is both for Windows Security Essentials and Defender. I hope you can help me. This is my HijackThis log. hijackthis.log
Sorry to be a repeat of this issue, but it seems everyone is a little different. I recently was infected with a virus appearing to be called "SecurityCenter". This wasn't my first run-in with malware so I did what I know to remove it manually (av clearly failing in the first place). I was able to remove all keys and processes and nothing suspicious runs now with the exception of this dllhost issue. It only starts when Internet Explorer runs and results in many instances of the process running simultaneously, consuming resources. The processes can be stopped and everything runs normally for a while. In addition, Internet Explorer protected mode repeatedly gets turned off automatically and the home page reset to about:blank. I have completeley uninstalled IE and reinstalled with no reslution. I am running Vista x64 premium.
This problem is from a computer at a freinds work. She works at a realty office and got infected with some sort of malware/virus. I told her I would try to fix it up for her since she is fairly computer illiterate. At first I could not run any .exe files as windows would ask me what program I would like to use to open the file. I managed to install malwarebytes using the runas command and the quick scan cleaned up some registry and system file issues and that symptom is gone. The malware/virus changed all her security center settings to unmonitored. I was able to turn windows firewall back on and change the malware monitoring to say that I would monitor it myself (Not sure how she wants to deal with that yet but I will certainly recommend Malwarebytes Pro). However security center is still telling me that the automatic updates are not turned on. If I go to control panel and look there they appear to be on? I am fairly sure some other issues are still present but I have not messed with it too much and would like an expert to take a look at my dds logs to tell me what my next step(s) should be. I also included the mbam log file in case this is any use. Thanks for any help! After re-registering half a dozen .dll's Windows update seems to be working again and security center has no more issues. I have been on the computer for a good hour and a half (several reboots) since the initial malwarebytes scan and fix, and have encountered no other issues so I am assuming it is clean. If I run into any other problems I will be back for further advice but for now I seem to be ok (unless someone looks at the posted log files and notices something I need to take care of). dds.txt attach.txt mbam-log-2012-04-01 (12-50-51).txt