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Need help with a nasty Windows lockout

By antonkopp ·
Good morning. I recently got hit with some nasty malware that blocked me from running any apps on my user acct in Windows 7. I booted into safe mode and ran updated Malware Bytes and Avira Anti Vir as well as Hijack this. I believe I've deloused my system but when I safe boot into the user acct, I can run my programs in regular mode however the problem persists and I keep getting the cannot find programs and you may not have proper permissions error. It also seems like the user acct has been locked by the system as well (padlock icon appears on it). This makes me think A service has been corrupted but I have no idea which. My thought was if I could boot into reg mode and run my scans I would find something else but since I can't, I feel very stuck. Any advice?

Thank you,

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Repost as 'Q&A'

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Need help with a nasty Wi ...

Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:;content

There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

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Have you tried creating another User Account and seeing if that works? If it does then you have a simple User Account Corruption.


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