A few months ago I had problems with my laptop, with all sorts of viruses which I sorted very quickly with great advice and pointers from the ARRSE community. Malaware sorted it out quickly and then downloaded AVG and its been fine ever since....until today. All of a sudden I'm getting 101 security alerts pop up telling me I have this and that and need to purchase a full package to remedy things, which I know to be b*llocks. On the surface everything seems fine, have t'internet access and can at least do things apart from one crucial thing - I cant open and run anything like Malaware, Spybot, Cloud antivirus...it just refuses to comply and pops up with more messages to say the "application cannot be executed. the file is infected" So if I can't run anything to clean up, what are my options? Not being the most techy guy can someone help?