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We have a PC running Vista Home Edition which has become infected with the Norton Antivirus in Enhanced Protection mode malware. (Not sure what the official name is.) A co-worker recommended your program so we downloaded the free version. I created a new admin user account and ran the software from that account but it says the database is out of date by 48 days. When I try to update I get the following error:

Program_Error_Updating (2,0, Connection Refusal) System cannot find the file specified.

What may be causing this?

Even though I couldn't update the database, I went on and ran a Quick Scan and it found 11 infected items and we removed those items. I rescanned and everything came back clean. I booted back into my original user account and tried to launch my Nortons using my desktop shortcut, but it opened the same red window with Enhanced Protection Mode dialog as before. When I went to my Start menu to launch Nortons, the Norton folders all show that they are empty. Am I still infected since the red window opened again?

Any advice for clearing up this computer would be appreciated.

Thanks so much!

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