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Cant start any programs - the open with window starts

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#1 rpoy


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 08:06 PM


Looks like I got a virus of some kind. Every time I try and start a program, the Open With widow opens instead of the program - this happens in both regular boot up and safe mode. I am able to get Firefox open because when I am asked which program I want to open, I Open With Firefox. The start menu says that Firefox is in safe mode.

So, the first thing that I did was install Malwarebytes - I had it in my download section. The Open With Window opened when I tried to install, but I change the extension to .bat and was able to get it to run. It found 8 objects and I deleted them and thought that was going to fix it. But it didn't.

I am able to run bat and scr files.

When I started Firefox jqsnotify.exe was also running.

Not sure whats going on, but any help would be fantastic!


Edited by Budapest, 31 March 2011 - 08:37 PM.
Moved from Windows NT/2000/2003/2008 ~BP

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#2 boopme


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 10:01 PM

Hello and welcome. We need a deeper look. Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log (this should be a .scr) and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 11:36 PM


Everything went well!

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 02:01 AM

Malware topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic388390.html

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MR Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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