I believe I accidently deleted Microsoft's Trend Micro OfficeScan Antivirus program, which is why the Virus Protection in the Windows Security area is showing "Not Found". Is there a way to re-install this software without re-installing the entire Windows XP operating system again?
I was getting "pop-ups" about downloading a Virus 2008 software program and thought one of those menacing softwares had somehow installed on my pc. I went into the control panel and removed the software. Now I'm having issues turning on my pc. My operating systems is MS XP SP 2.
The first time I re-booted, I noticed the "Virus Protection" that's located in MS's Security Center has a status of "Not Found". I continued to receive the same pop-ups stating to "upgrade from a free-trial".
I re-booted again and now it will take me to the log-on window where you click on your user name. When I click, nothing happens.
Can anyone provide me any assistance? This is the first time I've encountered this. I don't have a boot disk for the operation system.
I have work files I need to get to.