A window comes up when I run the tool and the first line says validation status validation control not installed.
Go to this link: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/diag/
Click on Start diagnostics
Click on continue
Click on Resolve now
follow the prompts you may be asked to download files/plugins, please save them to the desktop and run them.
After installation please run MGADiag.exe again and post the log.
There are 2 boxes at the bottom saying resolve and copy.Is that the copy you want me to click on?I click on copy and nothing happens.
When you click copy it automatically copies it to the Windows clipboard (the same as when you copy/paste text in a reply, just there's no need to highlight the text)
If needed open up notepad or any text editor etc and after clicking on copy, right click on the empty notepad file and select paste.
Please post the results back here after running the above files/plugins.
Programs / Result Version Detected Status
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
This installation of Microsoft Windows XP Professional is insecure and potentially exposes your system to security threats!
Your system does not have all security related patches from Microsoft installed. Please see list below for details about the missing patches.
You do not have the following Microsoft security updates installed:
Visit Windows Update to install the missing patches.
You said earlier you like to read the updates before installing, However it's far better to have Windows automatically download and install them.
By the time we install them (if we forgot to install some etc) malware could have already infected the pc.
I suggest you launch Windows updates now as the pc is at risk or configure auto updates here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525
Please install all recommended Windows updates before continuing.
Apple QuickTime 7.x 220.127.116.11
WinZip 9.x 9.0 SR-1 (6
This installation of WinZip 9.x is insecure and potentially exposes your system to security threats!
Run Secunia again and click on download next to the vulnerability it shows to download the update and run it.
then go to Add/Remove Programs and remove the old version (if it's not automatically removed by the update)
So please post the MGADiag.exe log along with any problems you may have.