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Possibly infected "---.exe corrupt"


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#1 shieran

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:15 PM

K I had been asking over in the Win 7 forum (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic313223.html) and they sent me here. I have 32-bit Windows 7 Professional on an Acer AspireOne Netbook model AOA-150. I have 1 Gig of ram and a 1.60 GHz Intel Atom processor. I have been getting BSODs for a while, mostly with no side-affects. I tried uninstalling and replacing my virus (Avira AntiVir) with AVG which didn't work so I wound up going back to Avira. This morning my computer gave me a BSOD and when I restarted I got an error message as soon as I logged on saying "explorer.exe is corrupt" and said "The File or directory C:\ProgramData\Microsoft is corrupt or unreadable. Please run chkdsk." I tried running chkdsk but it didn't work. (It's possible I didn't wait long enough, but it seemed like it'd froze.) Also when I tried going to that folder I found that it didn't even exist. I did a virus scan and didn't find anything so I'm completely at a loss. OH. Also I have to re-enter the password to my wifi network all the time now, instead of Windows remembering it. Idk if that's significant, but it happened after the last BSOD. Please help! Thanks.


-Dave-


EDIT: I said "---.exe" in the title because I've also gotten the error with Trillian (trillian.exe) and when I go to the properties of My Computer I get a "control.exe" error. Also a bunch of my start menu shortcuts are missing and apparently some of the programs actually are too but I don't seem to have more HD space then before so idk...

Edited by shieran, 28 April 2010 - 05:26 PM.


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Posted 30 April 2010 - 04:54 AM

Screw it. I messed it up more in my impatientness, am installing Ubuntu. Thanks anyways.




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