Win 7, SP1 running on a tower with an EVGA motherboard.
On my tower at my desk I seem to have a problem with both firefox(FF) and thunderbird(TB)!
Here it is: For several days now I have not been able to run either TB or FF. When I click on either one, I get an error msg that states:
"Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system"
So I call up msconfig.exe and find no 'program' or 'process' that would interfere with TB or FF. I open up 'Services' and nothing installed as a service.
So, now I think "Virus". So I run Zonealarm AV and it reports 'no virus'. I install Comodo AV and it reports no Virus. The same for housecall.trendmicro.com.
I have installed and reinstalled both TB and FF 4 times now and there is no change to that message. Now let's talk about Internet Explorer. When I open either 32bit or 64bit I get the following:
"A program on your computer has corrupted your default search provider setting for Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer has reset this setting to your original search provider, (www.bing.com
). Internet Explorer will now open Search settings, where you can change this setting or install more search providers"
I have uninstalled all firewalls and antivirus programs and there is no change.
Now all I can think of is 'rouge toolbar'. And it is hiding way up in the troposphere where I can not see it and it is out to get me!
Anyone that can point me to new actions to take would be appreciated!