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Extreme lagging, unable to open programs, malware issue?

Q: Extreme lagging, unable to open programs, malware issue?

I began experiencing problems with my computer yesterday. It's a custom build from 2011 that has run flawlessly until yesterday. It suddenly became extremely laggy, some programs won't open, some won't close, Windows error messages I've seen before, circular spinning loading icon when trying to do just about anything, etc.

I've completed this process, and didn't find anything. Bitdefender found a few temp files that I deleted, but as far as I can tell from googling were false positives. I tried an Avira scan but after running for 9 hours overnight it was stuck at less than 2% and wasn't moving.

I don't even know where to begin. Any ideas?

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A: Extreme lagging, unable to open programs, malware issue?

Hello and welcome:

There are many causes for a "slow" computer -- hardware, software, malware, etc.

You might want to try some of the suggestions here (it is an older tutorial, but most of the suggestions are still valid) or here.

>>I would be very wary of any sort of 3rd-party registry "optimizer" or "tweaker" or "cleaner", especially without providing a bit more data about your system. Such programs often cause more harm than good.

Perhaps if you could please download, run and post both logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) from FRST, we could know a bit more in order to better assist you. If you are on 64-bit Win7, you will need the 64-bit version of FRST. You may need to temporarily pause your real-time AV in order for it to run. Be sure to re-enable your AV after running the tool.

Thanks,
MM

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I tried to run Malwarebytes anti-malware program after going through the forum. The program is unable to open. Similar is the case with microsoft security essentials, it closes every time I start the scan. Apart from this my laptop is very slow and too many pop-ups and redirection takes place on my chrome.
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:09-01-2015
Ran by Oishi (administrator) on OISHI-PC (10-01-2016 18:55:55)
Running from C:\Users\Oishi\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Oishi (Available Profiles: Oishi)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
Failed to access process -> csrss.exe
Failed to access process -> csrss.exe
(IDT, Inc.) C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\stacsv64.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
(Atheros Commnucations) C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Wireless\Bluetooth Suite\BtvS... Read more

A:programs for Malware removal unable to open, computer is very slow

to BleepingComputer.Hi there,my name is Jo and I will help you with your computer problems.Please follow these guidelines:Read and follow the instructions in the sequence they are posted.print or copy & save instructions.back up all your private data / music / important files on another (external) drive before using our tools.Do not install / uninstall any applications, unless otherwise instructed.Use only that tools you have been instructed to use.Copy and Paste the log files inside your post, unless otherwise instructed.Ask for clarification, if you have any questions. Stay with this topic til you get the all clean post.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.*** Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.*** Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit and save it to your desktop.Be sure to print out and follow the instructions provided on that same page.Caution: This is a beta version so please be sure to read the disclaimer and back up all your data before using.Double click on downloaded file. OK self extracting prompt.MBAR will start. Click in the introduction screen "next"... Read more

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Malwarebytes anti-malware program doesn't run. Microsoft security essentials shuts down when i try to scan. Computer is very slow. 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:09-01-2015
Ran by Oishi (administrator) on OISHI-PC (10-01-2016 18:55:55)
Running from C:\Users\Oishi\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Oishi (Available Profiles: Oishi)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
Failed to access process -> csrss.exe
Failed to access process -> csrss.exe
(IDT, Inc.) C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\stacsv64.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
(Atheros Commnucations) C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Wireless\Bluetooth Suite\BtvStack.exe
(Atheros Commnucations) C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Wireless\Bluetooth Suite\AthBtTray.exe
(Alps Electric Co., Ltd.) C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
(IDT, In... Read more

A:programs for Malware removal unable to open, computer is very slow

double post - closedgo on with your other Topichttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/601856/programs-for-malware-removal-unable-to-open-computer-is-very-slow/

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My laptop was running quite slow with opening certain programs and also many programs would become unresponsive if I tried to do too many things at once (Firefox and iTunes especially), and so I successfully ran registry and adware cleaners, and tried to run Malwarebytes (and alternatives), but found that I couldn't run a full scan without it becoming completely unresponsive and effectively crashing my computer. In the end I decided to just restore my laptop to factory settings hoping that that would be an easy way to get rid of whatever the problem was, but I'm still having the same issues with unresponsive programs and I can't even run a full antivirus scan without it getting stuck somewhere around 8% and I even tried to run Malwarebytes again but it couldn't go more than a couple of seconds before crashing. A massive amount of windows updates were installed, which took about 90 minutes to complete, but then it got stuck twice on the 'configuring windows' screen and I had to restart it to get it going again (after waiting about an hour each time) but the problems started before those updates, and are still going. I haven't really done much to screw it up since the factory restore - uninstalled some preloaded rubbish and installed Malwarebytes (then uninstalled it) OpenOffice, Firefox, iTunes and VLC player, and transferred some personal files back onto it.

It isn't completely unusable at all, it's just that I'm having to c... Read more

A:Solved: Slow/lagging programs and unable to run any kind of full scan

I seem to have found the solution - Dell's DataSafe Backup was causing the problem. Having uninstalled it I am able to run all the scans without any problems and no unresponsive programs or crashes so far.
 

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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 just received a new Extreme X1 Gen 2 with 64 gigs of ram running Windows 10 Pro.  I am using it with an external monitor and mouse. I had a wired mouse and the mouse kept hanging (lagging and occasionally just stopping for a few seconds). I swapped to a Logitech wireless mouse and have the same problem.  So .. I don't think the problem is the mouse or driver.  All patches are up to date (both Windows and Lenovo) Anyone have an idea for me? -Ken W 

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windows xp sp2hp dv4000 laptopLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:33:23 PM, on 11/1/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exeC:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06�... Read more

A:Extreme Lagging Especially During Media Playback

I apologize for the very long delay. We have been very busy and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get the logs caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.

When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. DO not attach them.

Thank you for your patience.

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This doesn't happen all the time, only occasionally but when it does it takes many tries (double clicks) to get the program to start up. I have seen this problem on other websites but I feel it would be most helpful to post my own HijackThis log. So here it is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:34:04 PM, on 8/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\comcasttb\ComcastSpywareScan\ComcastAntiSpyService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\PCSecurityShield\The Shield Deluxe 2008\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dldtcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\libusbd-nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Pen_Tablet.exe
C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe
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I have a default Yoog Search in my Search Engines, i try to remove it and set it as google but it would again default to Yoog. Next thing is I just cannot run 'sybot search & destroy' and doesnt let me open any anti-malware related sites. I cant download any anti malware apps. I am just stuck. I saw a post " Win 2K hijack issue - unable to run malware apps!". I have exactly the same case on my system.

 

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Whenever I connect external monitor or TV via HDMI the computer is slow/lagging (even moving windows or doing a right click is slow).I tried to isolate the problem and it seems to happen only when I use "Second screen only" or when the laptop lid is closes, if the lid is open and I use "Extend" or "Duplicate" everything's fine. Also, if I do reset while the monitor is still connected, it's working ok (but this is not a good solution for me as I want to keep the work evniornment).I tried playing with Display settings but nothing seems to help, maybe the community can please help me?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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A program "Ultradefragger" not ultra defrag installed itself on my computer. It scans my computer saying I have hard drive programs and prevents me from opening programs like internet explorer and ultradefragger as well as hijack this. After scanning it prompts me to buy an 80$ subscription which tells me its fake. Please help. thanks
 

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I had a topic recently that was not solved in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum. I was told to start a new topic in this forum. Here is the link to the old topic:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic462102.html/page__pid__2779315#top

I was told to do steps 6-9 in the Preparation Guide, but the link to download DDS in step 7 did not work, so I stopped after step 6.

A:I am unable to open programs normally

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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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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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When ever I try to open a program I get: UserAccountControlSettings.exe - Bad Image (X) C:\Windows\system32\RpcRtRemote.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation
media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.

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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]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
.
============== 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
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A:Unable to open programs

BUMP please...

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i am unable to open any programs, download antivirus software. i can only use ie. i have a continuos antivirus pogram trying to scan my computer and notifying me of infections. help!!!!!

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NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum Click this link for instructions then create a new post in the Security forum and they'll clean you up

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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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many of my desktop Icons have become shortcut files and no longer open the programs. I tried to set the correct program to open it as default but all my desktop Icons change to this same program. Now I try to open those icons but they won't open. What do I do?

Thanks
Rob

A:Help! Unable to open programs

Usually a virus causes this. Make sure your PC is clean first. Then try this...
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/0...-folder-drive/

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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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Problem started earlier tonight. I clicked accept or okay on something that I think was a Windows Update (Honestly, at this point, I'm unsure of what it is I really clicked. I know that's stupid of me to click accept or ok on something I wasn't paying attention to, but it's too late now.) and my computer completely restarted. When it came back up, I attempted to get back on Skype, Windows Live Messenger, and Mozilla Firefox. None of them would open. I clicked on the icons as well as the links in my start menu. Although, on the start menus, it showed as if I was still signed into those programs. My mouse pointer on the screen gave me a little circle as if it were loading, but nothing happened. Suddenly, I got a blue screen with something that said "Crash" and "Dump" in it. I panicked. When it finally restarted my computer again, I still cannot access any programs, including my anti virus. I can get into Pain, My Documents, and such, but nothing else really.

I tried restoring to three days before, but the problem followed me. It didn't help at all.
I also tried Safe Mode, nothing would work there either.

I am using a separate computer to access this website.

I am using Windows 7

Please help?!?
 

A:Unable to open Programs???

It looks like you may have a virus
You need to get into MSCONFIG as soon as you are able to to disable everything in startup and services (leave microsoft services running) and restart the PC and see if it is still slow
Once started with check in MSCONFIG to see what programs start and look for unusual programs, they sometimes have letters and numbers in the name
Let see how you go
 

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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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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?
 

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

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

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).

I?m running XP. Here?s what I?ve 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

I?m 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:Unable to open any programs???

Oh, we don't give in that easily.

Go to this web page:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

and download/run the registry fix for :

EXE File Association Fix (Restore default association for EXE files)

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first off, I am so sorry if this is in the wrong place. anyway, I just had a problem not long ago with having antispyware vista 2010 through a torrent download (first time I've used p2p programs in 4 years, seriously) I instantly uninstalled uTorrent, and the popups disappeared. then I ran a full virus scan using McAfee Security Scan, and it picked up 2 Trojans and quarantined them. I though I was alright, but I can't open programs, kind of. if I want to open photoshop for example, this pops up:



so I'll browse and find the program.

and I have to do that every time I want to open a program. I'm trying to open McAfee but I can't find the file to open it. there are so many and none of them work. if someone can help me that would be so greatly appreciated right now.

A:unable to open programs

Hello -

Seems you've encountered first hand why we advise against the use of P2P applications, torrents and cracks.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...ng-305923.html

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...re-248501.html



Please do this:


Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here

Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds to run the tool.When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save both reports to your desktop.


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Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. It will be a randomly named executable.Rename it to a .com extension. Ensure file extensions are viewable.

To enable the viewing of Hidden files follow these steps:

1. Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
2. Click on the Start button. This is the small round button with the Windows flag in the lower left corner.
3. Click on the Control Panel menu option.
4. When the control panel opens you can either be in Classic View or Control Panel Home view:

If you are in the Classic View do the following:
1. Double-click on the Folder Options icon.
2. Click on the View tab.
3. Go to step 5.

If you are in the Control Panel Home view do the following:
1. Click on the Appearance and Personalization link .
2. Click on Show Hidden Files or Folders.
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I've never really seen anything like this, I can't open any programs except Mozilla.

Scanned the comp last night (AVG, Avast, etc) and it came up with one Trojan Virus...today I turned on the comp and I can't open any programs.
Everything gives me the error message "Windows cannot find C:/Program Files/..." Also I tried to download new virus scanners, since I can't open AVG I figured I might be able to scan and get the virus with a new one, but it gives me an error message about having to open something else, and that it may be a malicious program.

I've been looking everywhere for anyone with my same problem, after a few hours I decided to check here.

A:Unable to open any programs

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for the delay in response. If you're still having these issues and are not receiving help elsewhere, please follow the instructions below.


Download Combofix from any of the links below. You must rename it before saving it. Save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3





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Double click on Combo-Fix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt along with a HijackThis log so we can continue cleaning the system.
Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall

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Hey guys. I'm experiencing some minor slowdown, inability to open certain programs (e.g. iTunes, Sony Reader, Libronix Digital Library...things I need to write a paper!), and deleted files still show up in their respective folders. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1791 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 462502 MB, Free - 339228 MB;
Motherboard: eMachines, EL1352G, ,
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Disabled
 

A:Slowdown, unable to open some programs

Hijack This log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:24:19 PM, on 5/4/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16766)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Program Files (x86)\eMachines\Hotkey Utility\HotkeyUtility.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NortonInstaller\{0C55C096-0F1D-4F28-AAA2-85EF591126E7}\NIS\A5E82D02\18.0.0.128\InstStub.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\Reader\Data\bin\launcher\Reader Library Launcher.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Paltalk Messenger\paltalk.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Libronix DLS\System\LDLS.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Libronix DLS\System\LibSys.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\notepad.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
C:\Users\Sean\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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I'm fairly computer illiterate, so please bear with me.

ETA: Windows xp Pro version 2002 sp3
Dell Dimension DIM 3000
Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz
2.99 GHz, 1.25 GB RAM

I have windows xp pro sp3 on my home desktop. Over the past few weeks, I noticed it was running slower and crashing more often. Earlier this week, I noticed that after I turned on my computer and logged in, I couldn't do anything. I couldn't open any programs by double clicking on the icons. If I attached my digital camera to the computer through the USB port, the automatic download wouldn't start. I can move the mouse around, but I can't open anything. Sometimes I can open My computer or a folder when I first turn on the computer, but after a few minutes, I also can't do that any more. I also can't shut it down without manually turning it off.

I ran my virus scan (AVG) and spyware (Spy Sweeper) in safe mode and got nothing.

2 days ago, I decided to try to open programs using the start menu/run. It worked. I was able to run AVG and Spy Sweeper again. I got a few tracking cookies through Spy Sweeper, and nothing through AVG. I googled and asked some friends. At their recommendations, I downloaded and ran CCleaner and Advanced System Care. I made the fixes they recommended. ETA: I also ran Malaware's program - one threat was found. I was able to download Adaware and was trying to run it when my whole computer crashed and automatically shut down and turned off. After the ada... Read more

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lately i am unable to open programs that seem to be made by Microsoft such as excel and IE7. I can open other programs but they dont function fully. I can open system restore but cant restore. i can open WMP11 and use it but after its minimized i cant open it up again.

i ran avg, adaware, pest scan and registry mechanic and i still dont know what to do.
 

A:Unable to open Microsoft Programs

Hi and welcome. Please don't duplicate post. Since you posted a hijack this log, I'm going to leave that thread open and close this one.
http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r.../724866-programs-wont-open-vista-freezes.html
 

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Ever since i got a windows security error saying my computer is infected, it wouldn't allow me to connect to the internet.
Eventually it stopped appearing, and my norton 360 was turned off, and i couldn't connect to anything. Some i could connect to: "Run as administrator" .. "open with" also appears. but then i choose a program to open it up with and it still wont let me.
I cant download files. Desktop icons "dont exist" and some files or prgrams don't have associated files with them ??? What is this?

It only happened when Windows security (which i don't use) came up saying "virus, download or have a free scan". i ignored it, and now my computer hardly works.
any help plz

A:unable to download or open any programs

well i would let the peope in the virous and malware people look at you computer for infections fist. follow these steps first.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

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You guys have had this before I can only imagine but didn't see this thread in this section. I have been fighting an issue for over a month. I think It started after I resubscribed to Kaspersky a few months ago. Most programs wont open or when they do its 10-15 min to do so. No mouse at times. Unable to acsess start screen on other files. Will get stuck in a restart/shutdown which I will then do a hard reset. After it comes back the issue remains. I am fairly capable of trying different things but have had no luck, chasing "fix's" So far I have tried the following:

-Uninstalled and reinstalled chrome
-Installed malwarebites and removed 144 "threats" had read Kaspersky and mw bites were competing for CPU so I uninstalled it. currently not on my machine.
-viewed kasperskys cpu usage in task manager at the most for a moment is 23% typically 3-4%
-contacted kasperskys support asking about its functionality within windows 10. they had my select an option in settings "concede resources to other programs
-disabled Kaspersky "protection extension in chrome
-reset winsock and restarted which worked for a day (yesterday) now back to same.

I think that's it. I had read about an updated driver but got a little confused on which. Also concerned that each "fix" I try is creating a new set of issues. Would be forever in debt for some help. Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to navigate and open programs

Hi, sorry to hear of your problems.
First, let's check the effect of 3rd party programs: what happens if you do a clean boot (including for the sake of it disabling AV protection and disconnecting your internet for safety)?
How to perform a Clean boot in Windows 10 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

If no change, also download and install Nirsoft's Shellexview, and a. hide all MS items b. disable the rest.
This will check the effect of 3rd party shell extensions.

If no change, reverse the above.

Now - if you've not done it previously- from an elevated (admin) command prompt do
chkdsk c: /F

then
SFC /scannow
and post back your results.

Note: Disk imaging is very strongly recommended. A disk image allows you to restore your PC partition/disk exactly as it was when you created the image. So, in under (say) 40 mins, you can restore a PC to how it was, and have the option of replacing a hard disk (for better or new), and have a full backup from which you can recover files.

Aomei Backupper or Macrium Reflect - free- plus external storage medium + their boot disk.
Using disk imaging regularly and before and after any major change can preserve your PC and your sanity, allowing you potentially to recover from disaster without technical help.

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Hi everyone.

Recently, I have encountered troubles with Windows 10. I am unable to open any programs, including Chrome or Edge. I can't even Power Down.

I have tried to reset my PC, but only comes up with "There was a problem resetting your PC. No changes have been made."

I don't have any instillation media as I upgraded last year from Windows 8.1, so I am quite stuck here. This is especially unfortunate as I have purchased a new graphics card (RX 480) and was hoping to install it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Jake.

A:Unable to open any programs in Windows 10

1. Create a new local account, make sure to change it to administrator type, log in with the new account and see if the problem remains:
User Account - Add in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Account Type - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

2. Create a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or DVD directly with the Media Creation Tool or from an ISO file downloaded from Microsoft:
USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

3. If the problem is not fixed with a new user account in step 1, then use the installation disc/drive you create in step 2 to do an in-place upgrade repair install:
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

4. If all else fails, you can use the installation media created in step 2 to do a clean install of Windows 10:
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

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Hey i have found that my computer will send me to some random webpages at times so i tried to get rid of what was doing it by using anti-virus software but whenever i try and install the software nothing happens.Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 27-04-2015 01Ran by Jesse (administrator) on MAGROTH on 28-04-2015 04:39:34Running from X:\Downloads\frstLoaded Profiles: Jesse (Available profiles: Jesse & Guest)Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: Chrome)Boot Mode: NormalTutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVCM.EXE(Beepa P/L) C:\Fraps\fraps.exe(FinalWire Ltd.) C:\Program Files (x86)\FinalWire\AIDA64 Extreme Edition\aida64.exe(Beepa P/L) C:\Fraps\fraps64.dat() C:\Program Files (x86)\puush\puush.exe(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file wi... Read more

A:Unable to open or install all AV programs

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Remove these programs in bold using the Add/Remove programs applet.TerminusDefender (HKLM-x32\...\{12DA0E6F-5543-440C-BAA2-28BF01070AFA}{da3f04c5}) (Version: - Software Publisher) <==== ATTENTIONYTD Video Downloader 4.7.2 (HKLM-x32\...\{1a413f37-ed88-4fec-9666-5c48dc4b7bb7}) (Version: 4.7.2 - GreenTree Applications SRL) <==== ATTENTION====Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. 
start

CloseProcesses:

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKU\.DEFAULT -> DefaultScope {EEE6C360-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847} URL =
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled No File
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled No File
FF Plugin-x32: @pandonetworks.com/PandoWebPlugin -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Pando Networks\Media Booster\npPandoWebPlugin.dll No File
S3 WMZuneComm; X:\Music\WMZuneComm.exe [X]
S3 ZuneNetworkSvc; X:\Music\ZuneNss.exe [X]
S3 ZuneWlanCfgSvc; X:\Music\ZuneWlanCfgSvc.exe [X]
S3 BS3391319504; \??\C:\Users\Jesse\AppData\Local\Temp\NTFS.sys [X]
S3 EagleX64; \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\EagleX64.sys [X]
S3 MBAMSwissArmy; \??\... Read more

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Hi, This is my first post and would be grateful for your help. At work my computer is a dell using Windows XP Professional (version 5.1 service pack 3. Last week a popup box came up and I assumed it was the security virus and shut my computer down. Then I started it up in safe mode and ran malewarebytes scan. It found 2 files infected (Trojan FakeAlertRP Gen) and (Trojan.FakeAlert). Both were quarantined and deleted succesfully according to the mbam log. When I restarted the computer I wasn't able to open any programs such as Microsoft Word,Excel. I recieved an error box "application not found". I tried to open Maleware Bytes to scan again and was directed to an "open with" box. At this point I was logged on as a user (non-administrator). I logged off and logged back on as an Administrator (which I am very hesitant to do as I'm nervous about inadvertantly making changes that would damage the computer). As an administrator, in safe mode with networking, I was able to open malewarebytes and do another scan which came up clean, no infections. I was also able to open the programs I wasn't able to as a user.

Again, any help would be appreciated.

A:Infected and unable to open programs

Hello.Go here to Doug KNox's Windows? XP File Association FixesRun 9th down on left... EXE File Association Fix ... the EXE not EML one.FOR VISTAGo to File association fixes for Windows VistaClick the exe boxInstructions:To fix the association for a particular file type, download the corresponding fix from the above links table (Use Right-click - Save as option in your browser to download the fixes). Unzip the fix and extract the .REG file to the Desktop. Right-click the REG file and choose Merge. Note that you need to be an administrator to apply these fixes.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some a... Read more

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Problem started earlier tonight. I clicked accept or okay on something that I think was a Windows Update (Honestly, at this point, I'm unsure of what it is I really clicked. I know that's stupid of me to click accept or ok on something I wasn't paying attention to, but it's too late now.) and my computer completely restarted. When it came back up, I attempted to get back on Skype, Windows Live Messenger, and Mozilla Firefox. None of them would open. I clicked on the icons as well as the links in my start menu. Although, on the start menus, it showed as if I was still signed into those programs. My mouse pointer on the screen gave me a little circle as if it were loading, but nothing happened. Suddenly, I got a blue screen with something that said "Crash" and "Dump" in it. I panicked. When it finally restarted my computer again, I still cannot access any programs, including my anti virus. I can get into Pain, My Documents, and such, but nothing else really.

I tried restoring to three days before, but the problem followed me. It didn't help at all.
I also tried Safe Mode, nothing would work there either.

I am using a separate computer to access this website.

I am using Windows 7

Please help?!?

~I was told to post this here, and see what help I could get. If at all possible, I do not want to restore my computer. It won't let me back up my files and I have very important immigration information on here. ~
 

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Lately I've been having a problem with my computer, I will turn it on then after 10-20 minutes or so I'll try to open Taskmanager and it wont open, but the green status square appears in the start bar, near the clock (the box shows how much of the RAM is in use)... Also when Taskmanager wont open other programs wont either, such as AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, Excel, Word, etc.

I dont know what the problem is, I have 512 MB of RAM and a 1.1 Ghz processor, when it happens I'm not running a lot of programs, infact most of the time no program is running

The only way to fix it is to restart the computer, but I shouldn't need to restart my computer 10-15 times a day just so it works properly, does anyone know what may be wrong with it?
 

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This morning I did a system restore due to contracting malware. After the restore when I tried to open any program in windows I received a dialogue box saying 'choose the program you wish to open this file.' When I selected ie another dialogue box popped up asking me to click 'run' It looks like it wants to download, but of course I know that windows shouldn't behave this way.

Online research recognized the problem and suggested downloading a program called FixExe, but I am in no position to download anything since I am unable to open my browser.

Furthermore, I am unable to access safemode as my F8 key is not responding.

Thank you for any suggestions.
 

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I was infected with a pile of trojans, and viruses, adware and who knows what else. I was trying to do some work from home, so I moved my security down and I think this is when I got the dump. Dumb I know. SuperAntiSpyware found almost 200 in files and registry. I also used SmitfraudFix to remove SmitF. I downloaded Hijack this, but I can't access it because every time I try to open a program it asks what I want to use to open the program, and one of the programs listed is called weryu456y 34fg erhr etfyg r. This is a program that always opens when I turn on my computer usually with an error message, so I never worried about it. Now its getting on my nerves. I also am unable to access anything in my control panel, I get the message windows/system32/rundll32exe "application not found". Can someone please help me with this, I just want to run a hijack this log so that I can get rid of this stuff.

A:Infected, Unable To Open Programs

Some malware infections target .exe files and without repairing that file association your .exe files will lose functionality.The first thing to try is to check your file association for .exe files. Open the "File Types" dialog box in Windows Explorer or My Computer. Go to Tools > Folder Options > File Types tab. Scroll down to where .EXE would be in the alphabetical order and make certain .EXE is not there. If it is, then edit it there by changing the association to Application. Select the New button, type in EXE for the extension and select the Advanced button. From the list pick "Application." If that does not resolve the problem, try downloading EXE File Association Fix and save to your Desktop. Extract (unzip) xp_exe_fix.zip and double-click on xp_exe.fix.reg and choose "Yes" to merge it into the registry when prompted. Once you get a successful message delete the file and reboot.Also see:"Unable to Start a Program with an .exe File Extension" "Fix or Restore Broken .EXE .LNK .COM Association Caused by Virus"Note: Some of these steps involve making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable.

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I am using XP Home Edition - & I am unable to open any of my programs eg. CCleaner /Adobe photoshop 7.01 including Microsoft update /Windows update /programs update, with these programs when pressed this appears - Choose the program you want to use to open file
File Photoshop.exe for Adobe photoshop 7.01???

Also unable to download new programs eg Avast from the web.
every time I start to download I press Run, when the box asks me Do you want to run or save this file? I press run for the next box which says do you want to run this software Then this message appears, Choose the program you want to use to open this file, A list of my prog that a have.

Please help!!!
 

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I've had a malware problem for about a month. Every time I remove it with malwarebytes or adaware, it will come back again as soon as I would use the internet (particularly if I did a search on google). I would usually get redirected to another site advertising something. Last night, I got redirected and quickly tried closing the tab before it could load, but instead, my computer rebooted itself and now I am unable to run any anti-malware programs (or even access the internet directly with firefox or explorer). I've tried renaming the mbam.exe as was suggested in another forum but that did work either. And I've tried to create a log so I can post it here but it won't let me download and open the DDS.SCR program. What should I do?

A:I am unable to open or run programs, including DDS.SCR

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Print out these instructions as we may need to close every window that is open later in the fix.It is possible that the infection you are trying to remove will not allow you to download files on the infected computer. If this is the case, then you will need to download the files requested in this guide on another computer and then transfer them to the desktop of the infected computer. You can transfer the files via a CD/DVD, external drive, or USB flash drive.Using the infected computer or the method above download these files.RKill Download LinkFixNCR.reg===This infection changes settings on your computer so that when you launch an executable, a file ending with .exe, it will instead launch the infection rather than the desired program. To fix this we must first download a Registry file that will fix these changes.Download FixNCR.regOnce that file is downloaded and saved on a removable devices, insert the removable device into the infected computer and open the folder the drive letter associated with it. You should now see the FixNCR.reg file that you had downloaded onto it. Double-click on the FixNCR.reg file to fix the Registry on your infected computer. You should now be able to run your normal executable programs and can proceed to the next step.If you do not have ... Read more

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