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Application Cannot be executed.

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#1 bd2595


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Posted 29 November 2009 - 09:18 AM

I have a Dell Computer with Windows XP Home Version. Two days ago my computer began displaying the following message when I attempted to run the virus scan: Application cannot be executed. The file "___.exe" is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?". Of course when I attempt to run the anti-virus software it opens into a window from a Magic Software company attempting to sell me an anti virus program. I also get repeated pop-ups in the lower right hand corner stating: Anti Virus System Pro Alert. Infiltration Alert. Your computer is being attacked by an Internet Virus. It could be a password-stealing attack, a trojan-dropper or similiar. Details: Attack from "IP address", port XXXX, Attacked Port: XXXX, Threat: XXXX Do you want to block this attack?"

I am running McAfee Anti-virus and I cannot initialize it. I was able to Google the error and attempted to download and initialize Combofix, but it would not start giving me the same error. Any suggestions?

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#2 johnw24


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Posted 02 December 2009 - 09:30 PM

I am having what appears to be the same exact problem but with one additional thing that I want to mention. When Internet Explorer is opened, the system regularly (every few minutes) opens a new tab/window from one of the following websites: adult.com, porno.com, porno.org or Viagara.

I have run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware once and it didn't seem to work. I am trying it again and I guess it will find the same number of objects infected as last time (20+). It must be run just after I reboot or else nothing will open. Instead, I get the following dialog box: "Application cannot be executed. The file filename.exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?"

My operating system is Windows XP. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
John W.

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