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windows cannot find 'anyfile.exe'

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by bakbani, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. bakbani

    bakbani Thread Starter

    Sep 10, 2004
    i updated my "norton i.s. 2004" by liveupdate as usual. as the size of update was huge for me (24 Mb) i only updated 4 necessary modules; internet security, antivirus, antivirus definitions...
    some time after download and installation completed (pressing finished button) i got the blue screen error and the system restarted. after booting up, none of my startup programs loaded and i am not able to run any, even from their own location.
    the error is "windows cannot find file 'filename.exe'. make sure you typed the name correctly..." i cant see properties of "mycomputer" as well.
    i even got the same error while running regedit or msconfig except while being in safemode.
    i checked microsoft Knowledge Base for that. they suppose that to be an infection by sircam worm. i checked it accordingly but the value of the related registry was different in mine (so not infected).
    i also scanned my pc via symantec site for any viruses (online check) and it reported one trojan named "trojan.startpage" infecting 30 files of my HD.
    something strange i found is that i can load those programs (like wmplayer) by right-clicking on a movie or mp3 file then "open with" and its done! :confused:

    my system;
    windows xp sp1 corporate edition
    cpu 2,4 celeron
    antivirus norton 2004 (monthly updated)

    thanx in advance
  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    Hi and welcome. I'm going to move you to security for better assistance. You've posted to the wrong forums and was overlooked.

    While you are waiting, download hijack this, save it to its own folder NOT TO THE DESKTOP OR TEMP FOLDER, scan your system and post your scan log.

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