TechSpot

my computer cant not use any of my programs

By Para
May 18, 2007
  1. The firefox internet will not open when i click on the icon. it also goes for all of the other progams on my computer, they wont open.

    The only working programs are the yahoo messenger and ares which i used to get on the internet with.Other pragrms like my winamp, realplayer, and a few games i downloaded that go online will not open.
     
  2. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 528

    I would check for virus/spyware. Go to a computer that has a CD-R drive and burn a cd with some antispyware programs and/or antivirus. I would recommend www.superantispyware.com. This takes care of spyware and trojans which you might have. Maybe you should think of reformatting your pc
    s
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,684   +86

    Reboot the PC
    If it still happens you might need to delete your profile you logon with. But before you do that, use the safe mode and backup your desktop icons, favorites, cookies and history if you need them. Before if you delete the profile it will remove these items.

    This should correct the problem, if not then you might have:

    1. Trojan
    2. Virus
    3. Adware/Malware
    4. Bad Cookies
    5. Something running on the system that shouldn't be there..
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.