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Can't run .exe's


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#1 wiscoamigo

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 12:48 PM

another XP box picked up something that will not allow any .exe's to run, including internet access and antivirus.
how can i go about taking care of this?

only thing that happens is being directed to a site to buy antivius software.

Edited by wiscoamigo, 09 December 2009 - 01:15 PM.


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Posted 09 December 2009 - 01:31 PM

Some types of malware will disable security tools. If they will not run, try renaming first.
  • Right-click on the program and rename it to wuauclt.exe.
  • Double-click on it to launch the program.
If that did not work, then try renaming and changing the file extension. <- click this link if you do not see the file extension
  • Right-click on the program, rename it to wuauclt (the renamed .exe) and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.
  • Double-click on wuauclt.com (or whatever extension you renamed it) to launch the program.
If using Windows Vista, refer to How to Change a File Extension in Windows Vista.

Other options: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. ERUNT is an excellent free tool that allows you to to take a snapshot (backup) of your registry before making changes and restore it when needed.
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