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Non-executable executable file

By ckpoon
Sep 16, 2006
  1. My computer cannot execute .exe file. Everytime I try to double click to run them, system prompts that no file does not exist. Thanks in advance
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    That is not a full HJT log.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT and Ewido logs as attachment into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of ckpoon only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  3. ckpoon

    ckpoon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did the scan and took the action recommendated by ewido (though I have some reservation on some items which seem to me quite normal .exe file)

    HJT and ewido report attached. Thanks dude.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Something`s not right here.

    Why have you renamed some files from .exe to .com?

    Rename ewido.com to ewido.exe.

    Rename HijackThis.com to HijackThis1991.exe

    Rename swdoctor.com to swdoctor.exe

    Rename IEXPLORE.com to IEXPLORE.exe

    You`re also running more than one antivirus programme. This is not recommended. Uninstall one of them.

    Post fresh HJT and Ewido logs after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of ckpoon only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  5. ckpoon

    ckpoon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh... you found that I renamed some exe to com file.

    If I didn't rename them to .com file, they cannot be executed. When I double click any .exe file, the system replies "file not found". It happens even in Safe Mode.

    Any dll missing causing this problem ??
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That sounds very serious.

    Try doing a Windows repair as per this thread HERE.

    If that doesn`t help, then maybe you should consider backing up your important data and reformatting the drive.

    Let me know the outcome please.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. ckpoon

    ckpoon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Never Give Up

    I search and search and search the web and finally come up to this site

    http://www.dougknox.com/

    where I download this fix "xp_exe_fix.reg" and my problem fixed...

    I also find that there are many people out there encountering same problem.
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s excellent news.

    Thanks for letting us know.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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