We removed several spyware infections from a laptop running XP Home. Now Malwarebytes, AVG, and Kaspersky give us an "all clear". We are still getting an error on startup:
Windows Internet Explorer
Cannot find 'file:///". Make sure the path or Internet address is correct.
Here's what we've tried:
1. Windows repair install
2. Windows Update
3. Internet Explorer upgrade: first 7 then 8
4. Internet Explorer reset
5. Set MSCONFIG to "Disable" all startups and all non-Windows services
6. Remove any temp files
Any ideas? We hope not to have to wipe this installation because the customer has a lot of programs he'll have difficulty replacing.