Do you realize your only alternative at this point is to format and reinstall Vista? Lets look at some of the comments from your other posts.gman2015 wrote:Unfortunately, no, the folder is empty. I think Advanced Uninstall Pro wiped them out. Lesson learned...
gman2015 wrote:I have run many recommended malware removal tools (you will see in the logs) and followed numerous recommendations but still cannot get this working. WMI won't start, so I cannot run SFC nor install Windows Updates. This is why I think I may be infected. Here are the logs. Thanks for looking into this.
This is why we do not recommend any sort of registry cleaner. NIS, WMI, SFC and Windows Update require several background services/drivers/files to run. When a registry cleaner or uninstaller program makes changes to the operating system the unknown results may impair the operation of any, several, or all programs. Not to mention that it could turn your computer into an expensive door stop.gman2015 wrote:Although I haven't had issues with my NIS, strangely I am unable to disable the firewall or auto-protection. Never had this problem before. I can go in and change the settings but after I apply them, the changes don't take effect, as if I am locked out....
Without logs or complete backups prior to these changes, recovery is impossible. System restore may not be sufficient as it is not a complete backup. System restore does not back up files that may have been removed by a registry cleaner or uninstaller program. The fact that you now have issues with NIS should be of great concern for the security of your computer. We could easily spend months trying to sort this out and still not fix the issues.
I am truly sorry. There is nothing more I can do.
Here is a link that explains in great detail why Registry Cleaners are not recommended: Do I need a Registry Cleaner?