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Can't run .exe programs


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#1 Pietaster311

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:10 PM

My computer is infected so I tried to follow the steps on this website for removing spyware, malware, etc. however i am unable to run any executable programs. For example i have tried to run spybot, defogger, dds and everytime I hit Run, nothing happens and then I get a warning that says "Application cannot be executed. The file XXXXX.exe is infected. Please activate your antivirus software."

Also, every 20-30 minutes my computer automatically restarts. Before it restarts thought it goes to a blue screen. On this blue screen it says "The problem seems to be caused by the following file NTFS.SYS. It also says alot more but that is the one thing that stood out to me.

Any ideas on what I can try?

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#2 Rewster

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:24 PM

You should make a topic here to try and get help, looks like you are infected by a rogue anti virus, from that infection warning.

My advice: Run your computer in safe mode with networking (hold F10 while booting the computer) and download Malwarebytes Anti Malware. Run a quick scan with that, and see if it detects anything.

Edited by Rewster, 11 April 2011 - 10:27 PM.


#3 Pietaster311

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:42 PM

Thanks Rewster. First time on this website so still trying to get familiar with where to post.

I am not overly computer literate so I would just like some clarification on how to run my computer in safe mode with networking. Are you saying restart the computer and while it is rebooting hold down F10?

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 04:06 AM

Start your computer-->Keep pressing F8-->you will get a series of options-->select safe mode with Networking




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