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Windows Will Not Open Any Of My Programs

By Quicky ·
Every Time I Start Up My Computer And I Try To Open A File It Says

"Windows Cannot Open This File (FILE NAME).exe. I Don't Know What Happened, Any Suggestions?

Thanks

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Registry/Virus

by s_hunnicutt In reply to Windows Will Not Open Any ...

Sounds like you have gotten a virus or your registry is messed up.
1. Try doing a virus scan on your pc.
2. Try a program called adware to scan your registry.

Let us know what happens after that

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not "adware"

by apotheon In reply to Registry/Virus

The program you should try is called "Ad-Aware", not "adware". Whatever you do, don't use something with a name similar to "Ad-Aware" but slightly different. There are a lot of pieces of various sorts of malware out there (most of the trojans of some kind) that "pretend" to be Ad-Aware by using filenames very similar to that.

Other programs of use include Bazooka (at kephyr.com) and Spybot Search and Destroy (at safer-networking.org). There are other things you could do as well, but frankly I don't like to give advice that is too complex to people I don't know, personally, are up to the task.

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