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[Inactive] Is my computer useless or is it another virus?

By JerryKingg
Mar 13, 2010
  1. recently my computer has been unable to open any programs, it always asks me to select a program to open it with (even with applications such as Firefox, media player and word). i also am un able to play mp3 files, install programs, and open mcafee security center. i have been able to get around the problem by running programs with there own applications but this is very inconvenient, sounds like a virus, please help.
     
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

    Hi JerryKingg

    And welcome to TechSpot:wave:

    This is the "Introduce yourself" forum. To have your problem reviewed by the malware helpers here you should see here for Virus/Malware Removal Instructions and post in the Virus/Malware forum. :)
     
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Wow! Looks like the mods are on the ball and have moved your thread!

    Jerry, the link above will lead you to run several steps. These will help us see what is on your system and if there is malware, two of the programs will remove some of it. When you have finished, please leave the logs from Malwarebytes, Superantispyware and HijackThis.

    We will review the logs and determine the best course for you. I would like to ask one question:
    Is this a new problem? What did you do before it began, such as update, install, uninstall.

    Always nice to "see" you, Lookin Around!
     
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