Windows Vista doesnt start up RRS feed

  • Question

  • I downloaded a supposidly new flash player and when i started it up a different icon showed up on my desktop, i clicked on it and now this so called "Privacy scanner" showed up. it wouldnt let me close it or stop it so i used Ctrl+Alt+Delete which usually shows me the task manager, this time it took me to a before windows page with a list of "lock this computer" "switch user" "log off" "change password" "start task manager" so i rebooted my computer. Now every time i turn it on and log in some foreign voice speaking english says something unintelligible and the screen goes black with the "privacy scanner" pretending to scan all my files.

    Sunday, May 10, 2009 11:56 PM


  • Hi VanishedSoul, thanks for the post. After checking the issue, it seems this is a general Windows Vista system issue. As this forum focuses on Windows SteadyState specific issues, this inquiry would best be posted to Windows Vista forum:


    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.  Thank you for your understanding.

    Also, based on the symptom, I suggest you try a free online virus scan on the following site:



    For information about Security updates, visit the Microsoft Virus Solution and Security Center for resources and tools to keep your PC safe and healthy. If you are having issues with installing the update itself, visit Support for Microsoft Update for resources and tools to keep your PC updated with the latest updates.

    For support outside the United States and Canada, visit the Product Support Services Web page (http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=SecurityHome  ).

    Hope this helps!

    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 7:20 AM
    • Edited by Leo Huang Thursday, April 5, 2012 10:04 AM PCSafety Center update
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 7:20 AM