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Can't open .exe (unvalid win32 application)


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#1 Kurt14

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:12 AM

I think i am infected of some sort of virus.. I can no longer open .exe files (unvalid win32 application) and when I want to download .exe files in Google Chrome, it says 'Insufficient permission..' I use Windows XP Service pack 2, please, I need your help.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:14 AM

I have to add that when clicking on .exe files, the program 'Anti Trojan Elite' says it has found a trojan in my system. Hope it helps.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:36 AM

Also, I do have MBAM and Avast, plus Norton.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:11 AM

Hi Kurt14,

My name is Jason and I'll be helping you with your computer problems. You can call me by my screename jntkwx or Jason is fine.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:42 AM

Yes, the same computer. I forgot to say that I cannot open .exe files that's why I couldn't run scan with ESET..

Can you just help me with this? Please.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

Kurt14,

Yes, I can help you. :)

Please download ExeFix.scr by Farbar and save it to a flashdrive or on the root of the system drive (usually C:).
  • Important: Boot your computer into the account that has trouble running exe files.
  • Run the tool.
  • The tool notifies you within a fraction of a second to reboot the computer, please do so.
  • Please tell me if you are now able to run programs.
Note: If the tool did not run you may change the extension to .com or .bat or .cmd or .pif
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

Jason, when trying to open .exe files it says that it is invalid win32 application.. In that case, the solution you provided is still in effect?

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:10 PM

Yes, the file I've asked you to download does not have a exe file extension, so you should be able to run it, and it should fix the error you are seeing.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:00 PM

I already have an exe fix called 'exe_fix.reg' and that helped me 2 years ago to run them because after a mistake it said that .exe programs aren't identified as Windows extension. Do I still have to try your solution? Sorry for lot of questions :S

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:02 PM

This little program does some of the same things as the exe_fix.reg, but it does other things as well.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:50 AM

But, I can't download .exe files already because Chrome says 'insufficient permission'. This is weird and i think i have a malware..

Edited by Kurt14, 08 July 2012 - 07:54 AM.


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:56 AM

I will try your solution once i get home..

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:42 PM

Can you give another link? That one doesn't work.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:00 PM

Kurt14,

The link works for me. What happens when you try to click on it? Do you get any error messages?
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:19 AM

it says error while reading the 'cache' - I use chrome..




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