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Problems opening everything

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Steve, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Steve

    Steve Flightless Bird

    I have started having problems opening any program. Using Windows XP and it
    will not open any .exe file. Any ideas what the problem is.
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    Steve
     
  2. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

  3. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Feb 4, 2:02 pm, Steve <St...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > I have started having problems opening any program. Using Windows XP and it
    > will not open any .exe file.  Any ideas what the problem is.
    > --
    > Steve


    If you can get on the Internet, I would start here:

    Perform some scans for malicious software, then fix any remaining
    issues:

    Download, install, update and do a full scan with these free malware
    detection programs:

    Malwarebytes (MBAM): http://malwarebytes.org/
    SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS): http://www.superantispyware.com/

    They can be uninstalled later if desired.
     
  4. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Steve

    You have some sort of malware. Follow the info that was already posted to you by
    Daave and Jose

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    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

    "Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2B669EF2-C80C-4B13-9544-89B23CC59C5C@microsoft.com...
    >I have started having problems opening any program. Using Windows XP and it
    > will not open any .exe file. Any ideas what the problem is.
    > --
    > Steve
     
  5. Charles W Davis

    Charles W Davis Flightless Bird

    "Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2B669EF2-C80C-4B13-9544-89B23CC59C5C@microsoft.com...
    >I have started having problems opening any program. Using Windows XP and it
    > will not open any .exe file. Any ideas what the problem is.
    > --
    > Steve


    As Dave & Jose have said- Malware. Start up in Safe mode (tap F8 during
    start up)with networking. Download the free Malwarebytes from
    http://www.malwarebytes.org, install, update and run a deep scan.

    Once you have cleaned the system, update the programs that have known
    vulnerabilities on your computer. Don't know which? Download the free
    Secunia PSI program from Secunia Personal Desktop PSI. It will scan your
    computer and provide direct links to update the vulnerable programs. It
    eliminates having to go to each web site, once you figure which.
     

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