OS: Win XP
Computer: Compaq Presario S6200CL
When I move the mouse cursor over the Start button, all I get is the hourglass, and I cannot click on it.
Have run Ad-Aware, AVG, Spybot, and Spyware Blaster, using the very lastest Internet updates, and deleted all malware found.
Cannot delete the svchost process in Task Manager, says 'not allowed'.
Cannot delete svchost from Process Explorer, either.
Can only get programs to execute by clicking File->New Tasks (Run) from within Task Manager.
Still, the problem persists.
Why can't I get rid of the svchost thread, or whatever it is? Thanks, this is critical.