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Every program launch results in xxxxx.EXE - Bad Image

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#1 robintrade


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Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:55 PM

Here is the problem I have been experiencing the last several weeks:
Any program I launch will result in the following error: xxxx.exe - Bad Image.
If I open Internet Explorer, I will get ieplorer.exe - Bad Image
If I open control panel, I get control.exe - Bad Image
Every program launch will result in this same error.

Here is what I have done so far:
Booted into Safe Mode with networking
Downloaded rkill, installed and ran.
Downloaded Malwarebytes, installed, updated, run
The problem still persisted.
I then downloaded Spybot S&D, installed, updated, and run.
And still the problem persistes.

So now I am here seeking help.
Here are the details of the latop:
Dell Inspiron 1521
Win Vista with SP2
Athlon 64 x2 TK-53 @ 1.70Ghz
1 GB Ram

Please advise.
Thanks you

Edited by hamluis, 28 February 2011 - 08:29 AM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:50 PM


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