I am getting a note at the bottom of the MSE page that says “Preliminary scan results show that malicious or potentially unwanted software might exist on your system. You can review detected items when the scan has completed."
This pops up always when "svchost" is shown as being scanned and the scan slightly pauses.
Since this has occurred (for the last few days), I am having other problems on my laptop.
I use Firefox on my Dell Precision M6800 along with Win 7 pro.
I have tried System Restore, and it won't remove the programs and updates it says have been compromised, so I went in Win. Explorer, found them and deleted them myself.
System Restore still won't work, stating I have something open that is keeping it from working, when everything is turned off, and the same problem is still occurring with the svchost.
I noticed there is a thread from years ago with someone having the same problem, but I could not find the solution--and don't know if it would be appropriate considering it was from years ago, anyway.
MSE is not supposed to be turned off until after the New Year, so what is going on?
I have spent hours on this.
I get black shadows appearing on my computer and I know something is very wrong.