Frozen toolbar / Is Avast ok?

By shredway
Nov 5, 2008
  1. i have a couple of problems - first is my main toolbar including start menu etc is frozen and gives the Windows "dung" sound when i click on it. This means i cant access control panel to uninstall programs.

    Secondly, i have downloaded avast antivirus, and it thinks everything is a virus! Its stopped me watching videos on VLC media player, and even wont let me get into task manager! I found an answer on here relating to my first problem, but now i cant get into task manager i cant try and solve it, and becasue i cant uninstall avast because of the first problem!

    Nightmare! can anyone shed some light please?
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    what operating system are you running
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Download RatsCheddar

    It contains a program written by Rathat, and it is a Policy Controller.
    Save and extract this program to the desktop.
    Once extracted, Double click on the RatsCheddar.exe file.
    Enable everything, then click Exit
    Reboot your Computer.

    Then continue over to:

    Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions
  4. shredway

    shredway TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Im using Windows XP

    Actually, dont worry, its now frozen completely. i'm going to have to do a system recovery and start from scratch. thanks for trying to help!
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