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EXE files won't run, can't add/remove programs


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#1 missadoodikins

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 02:52 AM

OK im pretty clueless about most computer stuff but heres the best description i have. This just started yesterday. I have windows xp. Ive run ad-aware and avg with nothing malicious found. when i try to run spybot it stops barely a quarter of the way through. at the bottom when it stops, it says fraud.antivirus 2008. ive tried searching for this and have found nothing. when i try to run a .exe file it brings up the "open with" box and wants me to choose a file to run the program. almost everything in the control panel is unusable, when i double click a pop up says application is not found.

any help would be appreciated. im about ready to throw the computer out the window :thumbsup: thanks




Edit: I got spybot to finish with 3 errors that i cannot fix. they are Microsoft.Windows.FileExe, Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter.AntiVirusOverride and Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter.FirewallOverrride. Its telling me i need to be an administrator? I cannot access windows security center or my firewall. I cannot update or uninstall anything. im so lost!

Edited by missadoodikins, 04 April 2010 - 01:26 AM.


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#2 missadoodikins

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 03:10 AM

ok so i fixed it by installing and running malware bytes. and to prove how incompetent i am, i cannot for the life of me figure out how to close or delete this thread so sorry and thanks for reading. :thumbsup:




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