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  1. Jaybee29

    Jaybee29 Thread Starter

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    Hi People,

    I am new to the forum. I have a real problem at the moment with my computer. It wont allow me to run any *.exe files or shortcuts to these files. The only program I can run is internet Explorer. All of the other programs come up with an error of 'cannot find file ........make sure the path and file name are correct and that all the required libraries are available. I have tried all of the online virus scan. Have found up to 10 virus's and trojans and deleted these, but to no avail. Any exe file that i download does not work so I really need some assistance!!!!

    If anyone knows what to do it would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    It sounds like you have some severe system file damage due to virus activity. Firstly, get a good up to date virus checker.

    www.grisoft.com have an excellent free one (AVG)

    I would suggest that the best option may be to boot from your XP CD, and run repair, if thats an option on your system (depends if you have a restore CD or full system CD).

    Turn off system restore, then reboot, then enable system restore.
    That will purge the virus infected backup points as well.

    In the worst case, you may need to do a full system re-load and start from scratch. That will erase all data on your HDD, so you need to recover the important stuff (how, with a maloperating system may be a challenge).

    Whatever you do, make installing a good AV program the first thing you do after you have repaired the damage. Update it weekly as well.
     
  3. Jaybee29

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    Thanks very much for your reply

    The only thing is I cant open downloaded exe files. I tried using a file association fix as a registry file, but it comes up with an error of 'cannot find file rwojidej.exe'. I am actually running win 2000 prof. aswell so I don't know if that makes any difference. As for backing up files i thought that maybe i copuld access 'nero' to burn the necessary files onto cd for complete reinstallation of windows, only problem is i cant open it. One good thing though is that i can open files that are associated with specific programs and the program will load. Such as opening a *.doc file and it opens the word program.

    Any other suggestions
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    Can you boot your system from the Windows CD and choose "repair"?

    Put the CD in the drive, then reboot.
     
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  6. Kazrath

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    Your infected with Swen virus.

    I'm guessing you installed a patch from microsoft that came in through your email.

    The symptoms are exactly Swen like ... good luck.
     
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