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"Application cannot be executed. The file *.exe is infected."

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#1 Elliot032


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Posted 10 September 2010 - 02:44 PM

Hello there, my name is Elliot and I am running a relatively high powered laptop on Windows Vista. Recently I have had an issue, by which every time I go to open an application - other than Mozilla Firefox(?!) - it tells me that "Application cannot be executed. The file (programshortname).exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?".

I then am greeted by a "Windows Security Alert" balloon, that reminds me that the computer is infected. Further, I then get a "Antivirus software alert" from a program I have, for a fact, never installed called Security Suite that tells me of an Infiltration Alert, and alleged 'details' of it such as the IP I am being attacked from and a port number.

Furthermore, I receive another Antivirus Software Alert from the same program I have never installed in the center of the screen, headed in "vunerabilities found."

Then, rather weirdly, if I leave it long enough without closing these "security alerts" I am brought to an ADULT website, I pray you understand.

Please help me to fix my computer, I am desperate!



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#2 Elliot032

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 04:24 PM

Anyone? :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 07:53 PM

This is quite nasty, I had a time removing it from a friend's computer, it might be getting worse or updated since it was first released.


I would start with this guide, I had to download the programs to another computer and use a flash drive to transfer them, be sure and extract(if necessary) before taking them to the infected computer.

MBAM got me some control back when run from safe mode.

Edited by DaChew, 10 September 2010 - 07:54 PM.


No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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