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I don't know if I should post this to the Windows 7 forum but it may be an infection.
My little niece was in the internet when a warning message popped up saying that the computer was infected. She swears she clicked the X to close the window instead of clicking the "no" option. That was the last time the computer worked normally. Now every time the computer restarts there will be a browser with windows media center running. All the icons in the desktop have the Windows media center logo. When I click in most of them Windows Media Center opens instead and I have to use a backdoor to the internet because none of my internet browser work. I tried re-setting the file associations in control panel but I couldn't make it work. I tried some easy fixes I found when I googled it but nothing seems to work since everything I open gets WMC. So I decided to post to this forum as my last resort. All icons show now WMC except Adobe reader and file folders.
Thanks for your help. I am about to extract the files. I have a few questions though:
Would it work in Windows 7 64bits? Also, It seemed to have downloaded to another account. I clicked in "show in folder" copied it and pasted it in desktop of a public account (the one I am working from). Can I run it only from the public account (that I am working from) and make it work for the other ones?
Thanks again for your help
Thanks so much for your help and time.
When I created a new user account everything worked. Only in that account though, but it did work.
My brother in law says he doesn't care about having a new account, he only wants the machine to work. So I decided to leave it alone and let him try to fix it.
You were a great help.
Happy new year