I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7. A couple weeks ago I got one of those warnings about the fake anti-virus/malware whatever. Like always I close them out never agreeing to anything. By the way, since those messages I dont get a name of a fake anti-virus to pop up, so I don't remember the name of the fake program. The computer then started, program by program, to not let me open the programs. Instead I get this message for any program I try to open: "Choose the program you want to use to open this file: filename.exe, Recommended programs: Internet Explorer Microsoft Office Word"
I tried doing the same thing on that computer as this one, downloading rkill and mbam, putting it on a flash drive and putting it on that computer. When I would put those on the other computer I could get it on the desktop but when I went to actually open the program I got the whole "choose the program to open this program" message and can't get them to run. I was hopeful I could run rkill and mbam and get lucky that this would solve my problem, however, it has not.
I can't afford to have someone remove this virus/whatever it is, off of my computer.
Would anyone have advice for me?
Edited by Budapest, 07 February 2011 - 01:22 AM.
Moved from Win7 ~BP