However, over the past 2 weeks or so each and every time I start up the PC, Kaspersky begins deleting files with a small pop-up window advising me that it is doing this. I can't remember the exact text but it is along the lines of KIS cannot repair the following file xxxxxxx and it has been deleted. Many of these files are dll, swf and exe.
That is only part of the problem, along with the above KIS has removed all previous system restore points so that I am not able to go reset my system to an earlier point. Also, my system will not allow me to download or install Windows updates as the necessary files have also been deleted from my system.
My system was purchased from a retailer who at this time is located many hundreds of kilometres from my current address and I do not have possession of the original installation disc.
I am now at a complete loss of what to do next and I wonder if any in the community can offer any suggestions. Thank you.
Best answer by AlanI
I have decided that on completion of the two projects that I am currently engaged in to create a Windows 7 installation DVD or USB from which to boot up the PC from followed by a fresh install of the OS. This should clear the computer of accumulated rubbish along with starting from scratch with a clean machine. Long term of course I shall have to give serious consideration to upgrading the OS to W10 although this will require a new machine for best optimisation.
Thanks to those who have contributed to this thread to date.