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Q: Unable to run suggested programs

HiBroni has told me to post my issue here.Basically I can't run Defogger and DDS.scr so I am unable to post any logs, no program whatsoever is able to run or be installed, is there anything else I can do?My original post for more info:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic421879.html/page__p__2429653#entry2429653Pasting in information from that post. ~ OBI have a Windows 7 pc that refuses to run any .exe files and will not allow any programs to be installed.I managed to delete some trojans after running a live linux boot disc, plus GMER which suggested that a Rootkit was found, but the log for that was corrupted.I placed the infected drive in another pc and ran Malwarebytes which detected a further 30 odd files, and also tried Kaspersky's TDSSKiller which reported two suspicious files, one to do with a Fraps installer, the other I can't remember (Doh!). I also ran the Microsoft Safety Scanner and ESET online virus scanner both of which scanned over 500000 files and reported nothing suspiciousI then placed the drive back in to the pc, it boots fine but still won't run or install any programs. I have tried renaming files and changing file extensions. There are no error messages, when I double click a shortcut nothing at all happens, tried in safe mode and as administrator.I have also attempted to create a new user, but again there is no response when clicking create a new user.I can't get Hijackthis to run either.Any ideas as to what I could try next, before I do a format and long winded re-install?Many thanksPS the owner of this pc is a Minecraft and COD freak and is forever downloading extra maps and extensions and doesn't seem to worry about where they come from.. End of added content. ~ OBMany thanks

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Preferred Solution: Unable to run suggested programs

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A: Unable to run suggested programs

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Please do this even if you have previously posted logs for us.If you were unable to produce the logs originally please try once more.If you are unable to create a log please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available. Upon completing the above steps and posting a reply, another staff member will review your topic and do their best to resolve your issues.Thank you for your patience, and again sorry for the delay.*************************************************** We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan again: Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links if you no longer have it available. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scr DDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run. A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running. Notepad will open with the results. Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results. Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HERE We also need a new log from the GMER anti-rootkit Scanner. Please note that if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows you will not be able to run GMER and you may skip this step. Please first disable any CD emulation programs using the steps found in this topic: Why we request you disable CD Emulation when receiving Malware Removal Advice Then create another GMER log and post it as an attachment to the reply where you post your new DDS log. Instructions on how to properly create a GMER log can be found here: How to create a GMER logAs I am just a silly little program running on the BleepingComputer.com servers, please do not send me private messages as I do not know how to read and reply to them! Thanks!

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i tried to run both the suggested programs for reporting but both failed to install because i am using x64. are there any other programs like this for vista x64? i would like to post my scan results from hijackthis and see what u all think. any help would be appreciated. thank you in advance!!!

i attached the log file just in case...

A:Vista x64 cant use the suggested programs

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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So i just installed and used SpyWare Blaster and Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser... and thhis sis my more recent hjt log...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:56:50 PM, on 12/6/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\L in Japanese\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.belgacom.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Belgacom
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCTVOICE] pctspk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINNT\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe&... Read more

A:Just added suggested programs, highjackthis log pleasez

Rescan again with hijack and insert a check then close all windows except hijack and click "fix checked"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [F-Secure Anti-FunLove] C:\WINNT\system32\flcss.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nmlap] C:\WINNT\nmlap.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mbkqhr] C:\WINNT\system32\vvzmen.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SysA] C:\winnt\system32\winvju32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KeimoServices] kmsvc32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Video Capture Controls] MSsrvs32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinsHelps] NVedit.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Sysmon] msnmssgs.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [symscard] symscard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Rcf Driver] rfc.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [System Configurator] systemconfig.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Video Capture Controls] MSsrvs32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [WinsHelps] NVedit.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Sysmon] msnmssgs.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [symscard] symscard.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Rcf Driver] rfc.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [symscard] symscard.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [System Configurator] systemconfig.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Fxcvz] C:\WINNT\system32\xmhl.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Video Capture Controls] MSsrvs32.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [KeimoServices] kmsvc32.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sysmon] msnmssgs.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [symscard] symscard.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [symscard] symscard.exe
Then reboot into safe mode http://www.spyware911.net/safemode.htm

Set the system to shgow hidden files and folders http://www... Read more

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hello when using large screen dimensions than 1633*768some programs shows their interface in very small fonts and some of them would show that at the inner of the program after installed and usage which causes not to be able to use it normally. sorry for my bad english  

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I am running w98 on a home network of two computers. The computer connected to the DSL modem will not let me download the zip file I need to update my PC-Cillin 2002, nor will it let me download anything else.....the progress bar at the bottom of the screen just moves really slow and then it just freezes up. I have the Nov.16th update installed, I got it by using the second computer that accesses through the network card. Now I am unable to download anything thorugh that computer either. I also tried to download the start up program that was suggested in some other threads, but it won't let me either. I had the alevir.exe, brasil.exe, and macro.scr in regedit and sysedit, I deleted them manually,at the advice of on of the antivirus websites. I am at a loss as to what to do now. Can you help me?
 

A:[Resolved -- the hard way!] Unable to download suggested fixes for Opaserv worm

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Please read every bit of this, as I try to be as detailed as possible.This started about three days ago.First, the fake programs:Windows Antivirus ProAdvanced Virus RemoverSome red X in the system tray that displays "Your computer is infected! Windows has detected spyware infection!It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date antispyware for you." (Don't know if this is part of one of the above fake anti-spyware programs or its own).I've had one or two of them before. (Gotta love the obvious misspellings and grammatical errors).Secondly, the Task Manager is disabled.So I go ahead and try some virus programs. None of them can get a few seconds into the scan without terminating such as MBAM and SpyNoMore (from what SpyNoMore showed while scanning, I saw the file that disabled the task manager and "Advanced Virus Remover", so if I could somehow get that to do a complete scan, I'm pretty sure it could work.)I came across a program that did, however, do a complete scan. It was called A-Squared. When I began to quarantine the files, though, the window where it says there has been a fatal error and Windows must terminate with the countdown from 1:00 occurs. After that, If I boot up my computer again, explorer.exe is gone AND the task manager is disabled. So I had to boot it up in Safe Mode with Command Prompt. I then took Browse function in the "Select program to op... Read more

A:MAJOR Infection. Multiple Fake AntiVirus Programs, Task Manager Disabled, Unable To Run Scans Or Open Most Programs.

Hi, Goomba Welcome.Please open a command prompt (Start -> Run, type CMD and click OK) At the prompt copy and paste the following commands and press Enter after each line:DIR /a/s %windir%\scecli.dll %windir%\netlogon.dll %windir%\ntelogon.dll >Log.txtNet Start >> Log.txt & START notepad Log.txtPost the resulting report.

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I am having a hard time staying on any web browser (firefox/ IE/ Safari) for any significant period of time in the last week. I keep getting the message of :Blank ( browser) encountered problems and will have to be shut down. I have tried uninstalling Firefox and IE7 but now I can't even reinstall it cause the I keep getting "file corrupted" when I try downloading the program again from the originator's site. I only have safari now and can't install any program cause it reads everything as corrupted. I have used the following programs to see if I can get rid of whatever is causing this problem. SUPERAntisoftware - I keep getting Adware.TrackingCookieSpybot- isn't working anymore...not loading anymoreMalwarebytes- doesn't show anything wrongThe computer has also been running slow and restarts by itself on occassion. I don't know what happened but it keeps getting worse by the minute. Please help...911!update:used Spybot tonight and was able to scan but I noticed the scanning exceeding the files (approx 10 thou) to almost 12 though. That has never happened before. I also noticed those extra files had Zlob on them. The funny thing is that Spybot couldn't find anything wrong. Not sure if this helps.

A:Unable To Stay On Any Browser/ Unable To Install New Programs

anyone?

By the way, I am running windows XP professional version 2002.
Please help.

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Machine run very slow periodically.
But Task Manager says things are ok.
Have run anti virus and anti spyware many, many times. Spyware results are minor issues.
Try to run certain games - Battlefield 2 and Battlefield Heroes are main culprits, and PunkBuster bombs out. (exact message is 'pnkbstrB.exe heartbeats stopped')

Have tried to run RootRepeal several times (6+ times, clean re-boot after each try) and it bombs out (internet disconnected, Windows firewall, McAfee, Ad-Aware are all disabled)
So I do not have the requested Ark.txt file

Was trying to run some Graphic Programs a few months ago for a short assignment and that seems to be the time that I started to have issues. Have un-installed all those programs.

DDS (Ver_09-09-29.01) - NTFSx86
Run by byagley at 10:24:29.14 on Wed 10/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18813 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2047.939 [GMT -7:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *disabled* (Updated) {67844DAE-4F77-4D69-9457-98E8CFFDAA22}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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A:Unable to run certain programs, unable to run RootRepeal

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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I can't seem to get rid of these programs that I assume I've uninstalled. It doesn't show a size for them either and when I go to uninstall.

A:Unable To Remove Uninstalled Programs From "Programs And Features".

Hi Ben and welcome to the forum

Here is a tutorial for you to follow Programs and Features - Remove Uninstall Entry

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I am unable to run programs on an XP machine. These are install programs for new software or updates. I have prevented Norton from starting, and disabled all other security software I can.

Bob
 

A:Unable to Run Programs

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Something opened on my toolbar which I clicked to close it. My computer immediately restarted without my asking and I noticed an immediate slow down of my computer's speed. Once windows was loaded my Norton Antivirus would not load, I cannot run any usuable programs (such as hijackthis) or other anti-spywaremalware programs. Even if I had Malwarebytes I sincerly doubt that would run either. I've tried restarting in safe mode, but I could not get anything to run in that either. I don't get any error messages. After I try to run programs the computer sits for a moment and then does nothing. I am able to run windows explorer and internet explorer, but can't run firefox or chrome. I can play chess though... helpful for while i'm waiting for aid
Computer is a desktop running Windows 7 x64. What can I do?

A:Unable to run programs

Hello,Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic355836.html you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will... Read more

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I am trying to help a friend get his computer running. He claims he clicked on a video that said something like "wait till you see this..." the video started and then the screen went blank and the computer rebooted. After the reboot, nothing except Windows system apps work. We cannot run IE, Firefox, Malwarebytes, AVG, or any other scanner or internet type program. With Task Manager up, I can sometimes see the program start and then freeze and then go away. I see the same behavior in Safe Mode. I suspect something is running that is killing all apps other than windows system apps.

Note: all downloads are on another computer and transferred to the computer by a flash drive

What we have tried so far:
- downloaded all versions of the .exe registry update files, they all seem to run.
- downloaded all versions of rkill I could find. These do not seem to run at all.
- have tried System Restore to go back to a point prior to the problem
- in preparation for this i followed the instructions in the "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Tools and ..." document. I was unable to run either dds.scr (did nothing) or gmer.exe (64 bit OS).

I have attached to jpg files of screen prints of the processes I see running in Task Manager.

This is a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OS.

Thanks,
Loren McCullough
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A:Unable to run any programs

One thing I forgot to mention is that there are no error messages.

Any help with this?

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This PC is a Dell XPS 730, dual nVidia 9800gt, no active RAID, Soundblaster XFi card, 4GB. Recently I have had some issues with the PC including:CD autorun not working - fixed by stopping the PowerDVD startup.VERY slow bootup (15 minutes) - fixed by uninstalling Zonealarm (on two XP machines)And now I get an NVIDIA RAID SERVICE error when the PC starts even though I'm not using any RAID. I have read that this service can be disabled through msconfig but have not done so yet.The real problem is that when the PC fully boots I am unable to run any programs including the Windows Task Manager. Sometime I can quickly start an application if I do it before the PC is fully booted and before I get the NVIDIA RAID error but I'm not sure they're connected. I have the Task Manager running now. I can do things like open windows explorer though. If I attempt to run anything it seems to begin the startup process but never starts and quickly disappears from the task manager.

A:unable to run any programs on XP Pro

Hi there! to Bleeping Computer. I am glad that you chose Bleeping Computer as your source of help today!

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Are you currently posting from a separate computer than the one you are trying to fix?

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After start up, i am unable to start most programs.
Most programs close immediately after i try to open them
The start menu doesn't allow me to select any options in it, as well as my desktop does not run any of the shortcuts on it.
I was able to open IE through forteManager(my monitor options program).
Opening and Closing windows in IE is extremely slow.

I ran hijack and it also responded extremely slowly, however i did manage to get this.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:33:50 AM, on 1/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\forteManager\DTHtml.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Portrait Displays\Shared\HookManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Portrait Displays\Shared\DTSRVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
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For a few days now, I am unable to run several programs, seemingly unrelated to each other.

Affected programs include the Mechwarrior Online beta, TEamspeak, Warhammer 40k:Space Marine, and others, none of which are related to each other. Furthermore, I no longer have access to certain folders, such as ProgramData under C://.

The programs launch, then immediately crash with no error message.
Operating system is windows XP, MBAM and Avast have both detected no problems on scans. This is the administrator account on the computer.
 

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I am a pretty experienced virus fighter, but this one has me stumped.

I read the "read these before posting rules" and would love to include the logs that procedure requests, but I truly cannot run ANY programs on my computer. A fake windows security center virus has taken root on my windows 7 and absolutley any attempt to run ANY program gets a "this is infected" pop up. The internet is likewise shutdown. I've experienced this virus before but usually it just didn't allow the running of anti-virus programs. Now even Ctrl-alt-delete is blocked. Even Dr.Web Cure It's randomly named file is blocked. I attempted running the programs this site asks to create the logs, but they were blocked as well.

So, where do I go from here? How do I run the programs neccesary to either give you guys the logs or simply remove the program? I have no idea where to go from here.

A:Unable to run any programs

I looked through your "solved cases" threads and was able to find a case that you guys had solved previously and it worked for me too. Wish I had saw that before I posted. Thanks for being such a great resource!

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Iím unable to run almost all of the programs on my laptop. I get the following error message:

ďThis file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panelĒ

I can open some programs, such as WORD or Publisher if I click on a saved document. But these programs do not open if I click on the taskbar, desktop icon, or program startup icon.

I cannot open or run System Restore, even in safe mode. It will start in safe mode, but once it gets to the point in the process where it reboots the computer I get a message that the computer is unable to open rstu.exe (or whatever the system restore file is called).

Iím running XP. Hereís what Iíve tried so far:

∑ Virus scan: clean
∑ Ad-Aware Pro SE scan: clean
∑ Re-set folder associations to default in Control Panel Folder Options
∑ Reinstall MS Office
∑ MS Knowledge base

Iím out of ideas. Any suggestions on what to do besides wipe out the hard drive and do a clean reinstall of Windows XP and start from scratch?
 

A:XP ¬Ė Unable to open any programs???

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Well, this was a recent problem, and I apologize if this is a common or easy problem. Trying google didn't help too much.

After trying to play a game which required a disc (lotr 2 battle for middle earth),I had gotten multiple disk errors that showed up at once. Since then

- all of the desktop icons won't launch the programs.
- pop up notice saying disk is full (though checking the hd shows 10gb still available)
- unable to switch users or log on to any other account ( only the account i used to play the game is useable)
- unable to install or uninstall anything won't work
- no viruses or spyware detected
- check disk shows nothing
- no internet connection (including wireless utility and direct connection)
- system restore does not help

Trying to open a program or switch users makes the screen flash once and return to the desktop.

The laptop is running windows xp sp2, and is a Hp pavillion dv5115nr notebook

I think it might be a hard drive error but I may be wrong

Any help would be appreciated
 

A:Unable to open programs

Hmm, I just checked again. And it seems that I can log in to the other accounts, but they all share the same problem. Any program that I try to open shows up and immediately closes.
 

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Do you want to allow a program from an unknown publisher make changes to your account?

This pop up each time I want to open or make any changes to my computer
I want to click yes but the yes button is grayed out.
I tried running it as an administrator same thing.
I can not make any changes

Some how I must have changes a setting in the security or something.
I just can't figure out what I did and
NOW how to get it back to where it was so I can add new programs

Can someone please help me

thanks
Mike

A:Unable to open new programs...

Hello Mike, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if unblocking the file may be able to help.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Automatic download of internet explorer 7 occurred last night. The computer restarted and then nothing could be accessed. Not yahoo messenger or mail. nothing from the start button, all the programs come up but will not open. I can access mail through Firefox.
I shut the computer down and this am, I tried to uninstall 7 and it stops on the Running process before Firefox. Then the computer freezes. I don't have a clue what I am doing.
So if someone helps me, talk to me please, not over me. thank you.
 

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In safe made I am unable to run Malwarebytes or HiJack this. When I open Malwarebytes I am redirected to 'choose the program you want to use to open this file.' When I open HiJack this I am given the dialogue box 'application not found'.
 

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Please help me with this!

For some thing that I don't know, I was unable to add/remove programs on my windows xp pro sp2

At the same time I start to see many instaled applications started with "m" as you can see on the attachment.

How can I resolve this??

Could you guys give me some help??

there is my hijack:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 20:11:58, on 29-08-2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Programas\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\OProtSvc.exe
C:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Programas\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programas\Java\j2re1.4.2_08\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Programas\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Programas\Ficheiros comuns\PCSuite\DataLayer\DataLayer.exe
C:\Programas\Google\Gmail Notifier\G001-1.0.25.0\gnotify.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\fpdisp5a.exe
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A:unable to add/remove programs

You might try these solutions:

Add/Remove Programs tool displays installed programs incorrectly
or this one:
Add/Remove Programs dialog box does not appear or is corrupted.

Or you could try an alternative tool like MyUninstaller.
 

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I installed three "legacy" programs which will now neither run nor uninstall.

One is Adobe Air, one is Astraslim (drivers for my elderly scanner) and one is DBXconv, which I hoped would capture all the old emails from my old XP machine.
Seems almost as if they are "half" installed, and unable to complete?

Tried everything I know to get these off - even the hitherto failsafe Revo, but I am still stuck with them.
Anyone any ideas, please?

A:Unable to install programs

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kimig1


I installed three "legacy" programs which will now neither run nor uninstall.

One is Adobe Air, one is Astraslim (drivers for my elderly scanner) and one is DBXconv, which I hoped would capture all the old emails from my old XP machine.
Seems almost as if they are "half" installed, and unable to complete?

Tried everything I know to get these off - even the hitherto failsafe Revo, but I am still stuck with them.
Anyone any ideas, please?


Have you tried running a System Restore point to just before you installed the programs ?

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Here goes my first post... about 2 weeks ago I got BOMBARDED with viruses / spyware. Through forums like this, I was able to get rid of anything showing up on Ad-Aware SE Personal, Spybot S&D, Scan Spyware, Spyware Blaster, Spyware Sweeper, Scan Spyware, Spy Hunter, and Microsoft Antispyware (Beta version) - (okay, I was desperate so I tried just about everything...) ANYWAY, when I run everything now, I show clean, BUT now I can't update anything. I'm wondering if there are "remnants" that have disabled something. Here are the exact problems I'm having:

1. I CAN connect to the internet using IE, but I CAN'T connect using Netscape. I uninstalled Netscape and tried to re-install (I've tried both full download and download from site), but it gets 1/2 way through the process and says it can't download the files needed to complete the install and aborts.

2. When I try to update Windows XP SP2 (which is the OS I'm using), it goes through "all the motions" then tells me that it couldn't update properly (failure). I had some problems with the .NET Framework, so I uninstalled and re-installed that hoping that would take care of the problem. It may have solved my .net problem, but didn't resolve any other issues I'm having.

3. When I open programs (i.e., Ad-Aware), it will say "your list base is 17 days old. Would you like to update?" When I click OKAY, it will TRY to update and then will say that th... Read more

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Yesterday, I downloaded Xpadder 5.3. The only way I can run programs is by right clicking, clicking "Run as..." and deselecting "Protect my computer and data from unauthorized program activity." However, even doing this, I cannot run Internet Explorer and I have to use Google Chrome. Normally, when I am connected to the internet, I have four green bars. Now, these bars are blue. I have already tried System Restore to two different prior points in time, both of which did nothing. Is this a virus or something else? I appreciate any help.

A:I am unable to open programs normally

Hello, what is you Operating system and browser?Can you run these?Please download exeHelper to your desktop.Double-click on exeHelper.com to run the fix.A black window should pop up, press any key to close once the fix is completed.Post the contents of exehelperlog.txt (Will be created in the directory where you ran exeHelper.com, and should open at the end of the scan)Note: If the window shows a message that says "Error deleting file", please re-run the program before posting a log - and post the two logs together (they will both be in the one file).Then.....Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Devices List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If usin... Read more

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I'm windows Vista ultimate user, and yesterday I got a strange error that I tried so hard to fix it but I couldn't, I used Google search but I couldn't find any solution. I hope that someone here will help me to fix it, instead of formatting.
The problem is, some programs won't be installed, when I double click on them I get one of those two error messages:

ShellExecuteEx failed; code 1155
No application is associated with the specified file for this operation

or:

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel.
Unable to elevate, error 1155

The programs are fine, I tried them before but now there's something wrong with my system, so would you please help me to fix my problem? step by step? Thanks a lot.

A:Unable to install programs, please help.

Do you get this error when you double click on any executable (.exe) files or just setup.exe? From your post it sounds like it is just installers. If so I would download and install the most current Windows Installer Package from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/d...displaylang=en.

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Mmk.. So I had a vundo infection and I got rid of all infections on my computer thanks to the HJT forum. Anyway, any programs installed prior to the attack date, 3 days ago, I cannot uninstall, they are all considered "Invalid Programs", I have no clue why, and quite frankly I do not want to reinstall all those programs, most of them are windows updates. So I would really appreciate it if anyone could give me some help. .Thanks in advance!Oh and I have Windows Xp Professional and I use TuneUP Utilities 2008 to normally fix my problems, and well it just didn't pick up anything at all.

A:Unable to uninstall any programs

Malware...and the removal of malware...often impairs key Windows files.How about posting a screen shot from XP's Add/Remove Programs window...rather than your TuneUp program?Do you have an XP install CD?Have you tried a repair install of XP?How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm System manufacturer and model?Do you have system backups that can be used?Have you tried System Restore function of XP?Louis

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Initially, our problem starting with Internet Explorer redirecting to various sites.
Since I'm a novice user, my teenage son went on your site downloaded several virus, malware removeal apps. He ran Stinger and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Several infections were cleared. But now, when we are unable to open programs. When trying to open itunes or microsoft office, the message applicaiton not found is displayed.
If I go into Control Panel, select Add/Remove programs, the message c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe "Application not found"
Also, on the taskbar, in the lower right-hand side, the Windows Security Alert symbol is displayed.
Today, I ran Stinger and and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and no infections were found.

I was unable to launch the Defogger.exe file under Normal boot mode. I get a screen that states 'Open with' and a list of appplications to choose.

All the files attached were run under Safe Mode.

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Administrator at 18:06:18.00 on Mon 04/25/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.502.284 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled*
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
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A:Unable to open programs

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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This is my second thread and I have to say that, so far, I'm really impressed with the response times and expertise here. It is very much appreciated and I will be donating when I can.

This second computer that I'm working on is Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit with SP2.

So far, I have not been able to open any flash drives plugged in.
I can open Control Panel but anything I try to open in there brings up a pop-up box that says (title bar: Explorer.EXE) (The specified service does not exist as an installed service.)
Can't open IE
Start menu looks minimalist
Overall, the computer is really slow

I have not attempted anything except Malwarebytes in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to open programs

I also just tried uninstalling some obvious things like the toolbars. I can open Programs & Features but when I click uninstall, after highlighting one of the unwanted programs, nothing happens.

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Hi,

I am having a really annoying problem with my PC at the moment. I cannot seem to open any programs which connect with the internet (iTunes, Poker Agents etc) except firefox and IE.

Kind of annoying since I bought a new iPod yesterday and I can't get it up and running!

If anyone has any suggestions as to how I can start to address this problem, as I haven't a clue where to start, I would be gratefull.

Thanks.

A:unable to open certain programs

Try checking your firewall settings to see if they are being blocked

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One of the kids got a message from the Computer Associates (CA) spyware program and they rsponded to it prior to alerting adult. Now, Computer Associates (CA) spyware will not run. I found that the task scheduler was pointing to spools.exe. Almost everything I try to start I get the window asking choose the program that you want to use to open this file.

I am running Windows XP.

I am unable to start command prompt. I get the choose the program that you want to use to open this file message.

I tried to open the properties of My Computer and received c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe - application not found window. However,the file is there.

I HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEMS - I THINK

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My online works fine but unfortunately I am unable to update any programs. Spydocter, AVG, WIndows, Pokerstars, none of the programs are able to be updated. I am not familier with any of this but here is my hijack this log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:04:41 AM, on 2/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bgsvcgen.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
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anyone with any advice would be greatly appreciated. I can't seem to figure out what is wrong. Thanks.
 

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Hello,
 
I'm having an issue with my laptop. I can seem to only run Firefox and Adobe. Any other programs I try to run, such as Internet Explorer or Camtasia, the programs won't run and close automatically. I also occassionally get the blue screen of death if I try to run a program like Camtasia and it won't run.
 
Attached is my attach.zip
 
Thanks,
Bianca

A:Unable to run any other programs besides Firefox

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer! 
 
 
 
I am Elle and I will be helping you out with your problem. Firstly, you should know that we are working with specific tools which are used to identify the possible threats present on your system so I will analyze the results they produce. 
 
 
As a start we need to have some more up-to-date logs than the ones you have already provided. The current state of the files on your system might have changed so we need to get a clear look on that aspect. DO NOT bring any changes to the system except the ones I tell you to as that may produce more damage than helping us. 
 
If you will encounter a delay of over 2 days from me, please don't hesitate and private message me (link in the signature). 
Do not forget to check your topic periodically and subscribe to it so that you can receive notifications regarding my replies.
 
 
 
Please generate other DDS logs (download it from here if you haven't already) and post them in your next reply along with other changes that may have occured since you last posted.
Also download and run GMER from this link: GMER download link.
 
 
 
Thank you very much for your patience. 
 
 
 
 
Regards,
 
Elle

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I just received a new laptop about 2-3 weeks ago, and things have been working great up until yesterday. Usually I am at my mother's house, but I was staying at my dad's for the weekend so I took the computer with me. When I turned it on, I noticed that my facial recognition program hadn't started (the place where it usually is was blank). I didn't think much of it until the computer finished loading everything; I tried to open Google Chrome and it wasn't opening. I tried to open all my desktop icons and that didn't work either. The computer did not give me any error messages. The programs were not in the task manager, not even in the processes list. At first I tried running the system file checker, and it was not able to fix anything. After that, I booted in safe mode and tried to open them and it worked. I logged off and restarted in normal mode and everything was fine. But today, I restarted and I wasn't able to open anything again. So I tried what I did yesterday and it worked. So basically I have to boot in safe mode then in normal mode for anything to work.

Sorry for the long explanation. System specs in next post.

A:Unable to open any programs.

System Manufacturer/Model Number
Dell Inc. /Studio XPS 1640
OS
Vista Ultimate x64
CPU
Intel Core 2 P8600 @ 2.40 GHz 2401 Mhz
Memory
4GB2 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz (2 Dimms)
Graphics Card(s)
ATI Mobility RADEON? HD 3670 - 512MB4
Sound Card
High Definition Audio 2.0
Hard Drives
500GB3 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive

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I am trying to remove amazon assistant due to a "virus". I have stopped the amazon task from running but I am not able to uninstall ANY programs in uninstaller. The uninstall buttons are gray and nothing happens when I click them.

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Hi, I'm unable to to minimize, maximize and close out programs with my mouse and the touch pad. The only way I can close anything out is by alt-control-delete and going into the task manager to end the program(s).

I am using FireFox and have been for quite some time and this has never been a problem. Can this be part of the issue?

I'm hoping someone can help because it's frustrating and I'm ready to lose my mind.

Thanks in advance!
 

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I recently had the spysheriff spyware but got it to stop popping up and was able to get my wallpaper back to normal but some of the programs I have on the computer (AOL, Photoshop are a few) wont start up. Photoshop will boot up but then close and AOL will start but wont connect.

Here is my HijackThis log, I hope someone can help.
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:12:26 PM, on 6/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Tablet.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFAGENT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE
C:\Program Files\SVA Player\SVAPLAYER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
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A:Unable to Access Some Programs

Closing duplicate post, please continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=370870
 

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So I left my computer on for the night, and this morning I come to my computer to see that I can't launch any programs at all, and a new icon on my desktop labeled Windows Antivirus Pro.

Everytime I do try to launch something, a command prompt window blinks for a split second which I have been able to make out to say: Program is too big to fit in memory.

I tried restarting, and noticed that just after login, a bunch of command prompts blinking again with desot.exe as their title, as well as a process called svchast.exe in my task manager, note the 'a' where there should be an 'o'.

I deleted Windows Antivirus Pro, and stopped the svchast.exe process, but couldn't delete the desot.exe as it claimed it was being used by another program. I still can't launch any programs because of "not having enough ram" but that is a total lie made by the virus, as I have been able to get on the internet by going to Start > Run > http://www.google.com, whereas the actual firefox.exe "is too big to fit."

Unfortunately I'm unable to post a HJThis log as...well...I can't launch it lol.

Any help and experience with this problem is greatly appreciated.
 

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I have winxp and up until 2 days ago my computer worked fine. Now when I turn it on, I can't open any programs because it keeps saying Low Virtual Memory. I've increased the virtual memory and deleted everything possible but still am unable to open any programs. I've also done scans with Malwarebytes And Esnet Online Virus scan and all came back as clean. Please Someone Help Me fix this. I'm ready to throw the computer out the door.. GRRRR Thank You for your Assistance. -

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For some reason with the new windows 10 update,
I cannot install programs anymore, that is making use of the Windows Restore option.
I have System restore disabled through this: How to Enable System Restore in Windows 10

Since I need that for Rollback.

But now that policy doesn't seem to work anymore.
I cannot install any program anymore that uses that "Set restore point" option.

Does anyone know a work around for that.
Thank you

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Hey there,
 
just this morning I haven't been able to run or open programs unless I right click and run as administrator.  After doing a brief search around the web, it looks like this might be some sort of virus.  I've tried to download malware bytes and one other antivirus program and neither files will even begin to install.  For malware bytes, I get an "error creating window class" popup when I try to run the setup.  My computer also will not let me go to organize > search and folder options > view > unhide extensions.  In fact, it won't let me click the organize button at all.  Nothing happens when I try to click it.  Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to run/open programs

Update: I was finally able to find a way to show the extensions for programs.  In conclusion, I was able to change the extension and name for mbam.exe and am now running a scan.  

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I can no longer download nor use Adobe Flash, iTunes, nor Java. My computer is old but has worked great until recent problems with these programs/downloads. I need some help to know what the problem is. Thanks

A:unable to download programs

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Hello,

I would first like to state this is my first post so sorry if I am in the wrong location!

I updated to windows 8.1 and tried to run a program, Driver Booster (IOBit), and was unable to. It changed the cursor to a cursor w/ loading circle then kept it like that. It is still spinning as I type this. It requires admin privileges if that matters at all..

Thanks!

A:Updated to 8.1 and now unable to run certain programs?

Try an uninstall and reinstall.

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I have gone through the uninstall process on my computer to try to uninstall Optimizer Pro v3.0 and RegCleanPro.  I get a message that will not allow me to uninstall these programs. 
I am getting alot of computer crashes and I believe this is the reason. Can you help?
 

A:Unable to uninstall programs

Have you tried using something like Revo Uninstaller? Here is how to use Revo Uninstaller:1) First we download it from here: Revo Uninstaller Free Version. You can skip this Step if you already have it installed. However, you may need to update it. If you have it installed already, and you need to update it, go ahead and open it up and click the AutoUpdate Icon next to Help. The use of this program makes registry changes based upon what you select for removal from the Registry. Before running Revo Uninstaller please run ERUNT before proceeding to back up your registry in case you make a mistake.2) Select the Program to remove from the list of programs and click the Uninstall button: 3) After selecting the program you want to remove, and confirming you want to uninstall the program, then you will want to select the Advanced Option: 4) Click Next. This will start the uninstaller for the application you picked. When the uninstaller is done, and it proves to be successful, and a reboot is required, then select NO and continue the below steps.5) Follow the prompts during the uninstallation of the application. Once it closes you will be at this window: 6) Click Next again. Once the window is done scanning for files and other things that did not get removed, you will be presented with this window:.You will want to select only the bolded items, then click on Delete. If any entries-usually the last thing listed and not in bold-have a + sign click on the + until you... Read more

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Good Morning,
A friend called me the other night. He was unable to open any programs on his PC. Gets a message like:

The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
Click help for more information
error code 0x80070424".

I picked it up from him and tried to install Anti Malwarebytes. It would not finish the install. It would error. Previous to this, he thought he was downloading 7-zip, but when installing, it starting installing other browser Tool Bars and other programs. I remove the installed programs using Add/Remove program but I think something is still there and causing the problems today.

Here is the DDS.txt log:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Troy at 8:42:23 on 2013-02-01
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3326.2787 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Sear... Read more

A:Unable to open programs

BUMP please...

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Everytime I try to click on anything on the computer I get the error message:Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them." I am accessing the internet with another computer because the infected computer wont allow me access to anything..I cant run the Kellys Korner help that FireKracker suggested in his post because I cant access the internet on that computer.Anyone have any suggestions for this problem??ThanksMod Edit: Split from Can Not Execute A Single Program~ TMacK

A:Unable To Load Programs

Try taking ownership of all the files and folders on the drive.How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

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