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.exe virus on computer

By JDTolley
Dec 11, 2008
  1. OK OK i Give

    have a client system here with a virus.
    It has disabled all executables. So no command.com no Iexplore.exe even in safemode. so i cant run any executable file. even the .lnk files on the desktop dont work.
    I get an error msg windows cannot open this file. then wants to search for appropriate program. I downloaded a spyware detection program onto cd put that in the infected computer and it wouldnt run either.

    If anyone has heard of this please post me a note with some direction. In the mean time back to searching.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Download the Ultimate Boot CD run a full Antivirus scan

    Then continue on to Repair Windows (or just back up and re-install Windows clean)

    Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step
    http://www.windowsxpprofessional.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

    Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step
    http://www.windowsxphome.windowsreinstall.com/installxpcdrepair/part3.htm

    Vista Repair:
    http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winvista/index.htm (index page)
    http://vistahomepremium.windowsreinstall.com/repairstartup/repairstartup.htm (guide)
     
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