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IE, AVG, WoW, etc. killed on open


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#1 gbrooks

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:49 PM

As the title suggests, several programs are being killed as soon as they're opened.

Examples:
Internet Explorer - "Internet Explorer has stopped working"
AVG Antivirus - Can update and run scans using the toolbar icon, but can not open the program window or scan result window.
World of Warcraft launcher - Closes without message
SUPERAntiSpyware - Runs, crashes on update.

However, certain other programs work just fine - MBAM, Spybot S&D, iTunes, uTorrent, etc.

Here's the kicker: EVERYTHING works fine on my Guest account.

Is this malware? A bad extension? I don't know a lot about these kind of things... enough to have gone problem-free with four different computers and operating systems over the last 8 years, but evidently not enough to resolve this problem. Help appreciated!

~GCB

EDIT: I'm using Windows 7 64-bit. I believe GMER (which I've seen suggested in this forum) is incompatible with 64-bit OS.

Edited by gbrooks, 04 May 2010 - 10:01 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:25 PM

I should add that I'm posting this from a laptop next to the trouble-box in question. I've got a USB drive, an F5 key, and a lot of time on my hands. =D

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:25 PM

Shameless bump.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:13 AM

Another bump.




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