As the title says, I think I have a virus on my confuter. I turn to you, the teeming millions to help me get rid of it.
It started with an error message saying that my system couldn’t go to standby because I needed to update the driver for my Intel Pro-Set Wireless, blah, de, blah thing.
So, I went to intel and atempted to download an updated driver. That particular problem hasn’t gone away, and now every time I start up my confuter I get a “Found New Hardware!” message, except I haven’t installed anything new, and in the device manager this new hardware is listed as “Other Programs - Unknown Device.” I’ve tried deleting it or uninstalling it, and it appears to keep propegating itself as it keeps showing up.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. FWIW, I have up to date virus software from my employer (it’s McAffee), and I’m running a scan on demand as we speak. My system also does a scan once a day and nothing has turned up. I did recently purchase “And Then There Were None” - a neato mystery game (which I finished) - however, it was just a couple of CDs and they’re no longer in the drive.
I updated to Windows 07 and I’m still getting both of the error messages.
I’ve never heard of a virus that manifests itself by identifying mysterious hardware for Windows all day. Sounds more like you need to install a driver for a local device, but Windows can’t get enough information to figure out what type of device it is. If I were you I’d start with motherboard chipset drivers.
In the interests of precision, have you installed all relevent updates from Windows updates? (Especially drivers?)
Also, instead of “Other Programs - Unknown Device.” do you mean “Other Devices - Unknown Device.”?
And instead of “Windows 07” do you mean… what do you mean?
Heh - I guess you can see at least part of my problem (namely, I’m a bit of a confuter cone head).
As far as I’m aware windows is up to date (I searched for updates about a week ago).
I mean Other Devices - Unknown Device.
And I mean Microsoft Office 2007
So, keeping in mind that I tried to install updated drivers and apprarently it didn’t work, is there a particular place I should look for them? I went to microsoft, dell and intel to try to find the one for my pro set wireless, thought that I had installed it, but the problem isn’t solved.