An alternative OS needs to be found – but which....
This is a terrible idea – even if we overlook the fact support for XP has now stopped entirely, any replacement AV would only be a stop-gap – regardless which you choose, support for it will not last much longer.
If all that comes up clean, then Leo advises running Eset's Services Fixer.
EDIT: I've opened a bounty for this, because I really don't know what to do anymore.
The oldest answer(the long post) here did not work.
I'm running a 64bit version of Windows 7 on a computer that's a few years old.
I recently installed malwarebytes, and found a few trojans and a good bit of adware. I quarantined the viruses, but just now my computer has been acting absurdly laggy, taking about 10 seconds to allow me to type anything into Firefox.
For the developers of anti-virus programs, to continue supporting XP is fighting a lost cause that will ultimately harm their reputation.
It’s akin to trying to fix a burst water pipe with a plaster. What will eventually force you to abandon the antique OS and upgrade to something more modern and more secure? Let us know your thoughts and feedback in the comments section below. He is currently the Creative Editor for Make Use Of and was formerly the Finance Editor.Code 80070643, which it classifies as an unknown error.When I tried uninstalling security essentials, it tells me it can't find some file like As an inherently secure OS, switching to Linux makes a lot of sense in these circumstances.Finally, you could consider buying a Chromebook – they are a lot cheaper than regular computers and are a great alternative for XP users Ever since Microsoft announced that the operating system would no longer be supported there has been a debate around how its last advocates should proceed.You can help wiki How by improving the current introduction, or writing a new one to match the format described in the Writer's Guide.