I am in such a pickle and I can't figure out what it is. I cannot get anything that is remotely Java-based to run. Windows Control panel Add/Remove is completely hosed, it just gives me the scrambled titles and a 'C&lose' button. When I'm in IE to check the version, nothing appears in the fields where the version info should be. When I go into anything symantec, personal FW or AV, the buttons appear but they are useless and do not do anything more than click up and down.
I get an error whenever I exit word XP and excel XP.
I am running Windows 2000 SP2 and cannot get to any Java-based website, so windows update is out. I have about 8-hours of installations on my hard drive so i don't want to reformat.
Is this a virus, is this a bad DLL, please someone help me with this.