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Solved: Windows cannot access the specified device path or file problem....

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by shadowplayer2, Mar 27, 2012.

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  1. shadowplayer2

    shadowplayer2 Thread Starter

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    Hey guys!

    Everytime I download a .exe, this problem keeps coming up.
    http://i.imgur.com/AGnAC.jpg

    Things I have tried :
    -Running in safe mode w/ and w/o networking, they both work, but I can't play any games or anything on them so I need a real fix
    -Scanning with malwarebytes (both full and quick scan, both with and without safe mode), it did pick some things up but I cleaned them and it still didn't fix my problem
    -I am administrator
    -Creating a new account
    -I don't know how to disable avast! completely, so I just disable all the shields and get rid of as many processes as I can. I also disable Comodo firewall.
    -Resetting all the permissions, didn't work but deleted one of my accounts :O. The data is still there though :)
    -I can't do system restore because this problem came up around august of last year. Only happened with one or two programs, but all of a sudden started happening with every .exe.
    -I think it's a virus, i'm not sure. I know its not a "real" permissions issue because it works in safe mode.

    I've been pulling my hair out for 2 weeks on this issue, PLEASE help! :D

    here's a hijack this report:

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
    Scan saved at 8:30:22 PM, on 3/27/2012
    Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
    C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
    C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
    C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
    C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
    C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
    C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
    C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
    C:\Users\Kevin\Desktop\Games\Steam\Steam.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
    C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
    C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
    C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {872b5b88-9db5-4310-bdd0-ac189557e5f5} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
    O2 - BHO: Canon Easy-WebPrint EX BHO - {3785D0AD-BFFF-47F6-BF5B-A587C162FED9} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint EX\ewpexbho.dll
    O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: avast! WebRep - {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\aswWebRepIE.dll
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Canon Easy-WebPrint EX - {759D9886-0C6F-4498-BAB6-4A5F47C6C72F} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint EX\ewpexhlp.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: avast! WebRep - {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\aswWebRepIE.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast5] "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe" /nogui
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [COMODO Internet Security] "C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe" -h
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Pando Media Booster] C:\Program Files\Pando Networks\Media Booster\PMB.exe
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - res://C:\Windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Free YouTube Download - C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Roaming\DVDVideoSoftIEHelpers\freeyoutubedownload.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Free YouTube to MP3 Converter - C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Roaming\DVDVideoSoftIEHelpers\freeyoutubetomp3converter.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O11 - Options group: [ACCELERATED_GRAPHICS] Accelerated graphics
    O16 - DPF: {74DBCB52-F298-4110-951D-AD2FF67BC8AB} (NVIDIA Smart Scan) - http://www.nvidia.com/content/DriverDownload/nforce/NvidiaSmartScan.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
    O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
    O23 - Service: Adobe Acrobat Update Service (AdobeARMservice) - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Agere Modem Call Progress Audio (AgereModemAudio) - LSI Corporation - C:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - AVAST Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: COMODO Internet Security Helper Service (cmdAgent) - COMODO - C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
    O23 - Service: EPSON V3 Service4(01) (EPSON_PM_RPCV4_01) - SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION - C:\ProgramData\EPSON\EPW!3 SSRP\E_S30RP1.EXE
    O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: nProtect GameGuard Service (npggsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\GameMon.des.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Update Service Daemon (nvUpdatusService) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\daemonu.exe
    O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service (Stereo Service) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe

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    End of file - 7354 bytes
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Try this fix: EXEFIX

    Save the .reg file to the desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry. Note that you need to be an Administrator to apply this fix.

    Restart the computer.

    If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

    If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
     
  3. shadowplayer2

    shadowplayer2 Thread Starter

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    This registry fix didn't work. Any other suggestions? Please help :)
     
  4. Phantom010

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    You did restart the computer?
     
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    If still no luck, I'd suspect a virus. In that case, please click on Report and kindly ask to be moved to the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum. Be sure to provide the appropriate reports in that forum after reading THIS. From there, be patient. The malware removal experts are very busy! You should get an answer within the next 48 hours.
     
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    Alright thanks, I have asked for this thread to be moved. Hopefully this will work! :D
     
  9. shadowplayer2

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    For some reason, the dds.scr file won't download. It opens a new tab that's untitled and just stays there. FIX: Nevermind, I just saved the link as... now to wait for the GMER scan to finish so I can run it.

    Also, COMODO marks the dds.com file as a virus. Ironically, if I ignore this alert, it won't run and will just come up with the error that this thread was founded on... D:

    EDIT: The GMER application also crashes during the scan.... quite the issue... what should I do?
    EDIT: Just kidding, I tried running it again and it worked.
     
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    Try the scans in Safe Mode.
     
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    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

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    before moving this or any probabably unneccesary investigations
    uninstall Comodo completely, then reboot & then try the downloads, if taht doesn't cure it then uninstall Avast & try
    The amount of problems I have seen over the last year that were casued by Avast or Comodo is unbelievable
     
  12. shadowplayer2

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    OMG THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!~!!!!!!!!!!
    I completely uninstalled COMODO and it worked :D I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!! <3
     
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    I'll do that if avast! causes any problems, but as of now hasn't done anything bad :)
     
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    Glad it was a simple solution for you
     
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