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Cannot launch or start ANY programs in windows vista


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#1 cameronveil

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 07:32 PM

I am running Vista Home Premium 64-bit
I recently tried installing "spy doctor" because I had this spyware vista gaurdian coming up. I also installed the latest windows updates.

Now, I can browse files on the computer, but if I try to launch ANY program windows asks me what program I would like to use to open the *.exe file. There is a handful of programs listed like firefox, adobe etc. The funny thing is if I try to start firefox and if asks me which program, I can select uTorrent and uTorrent will start up. So it seems like programs are working, but I cannot start any of them up through the desktop icons or start menu program list. This includes any windows programs like system restore etc.

Any idea what's causing this and how I can fix it?

Thanks!

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 08:30 PM

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You are still infected
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