.exe Files infected and unexecutable

Microsoft Windows vista home premium (oe...
April 23, 2010 at 22:36:38
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium
all my executable files on my Windows Vista Home Premium Laptop arent working, everytime it tries to run a Security Warning pops up saying that the application cannot be executed. The file .exe is ifected... its happening with all my files, even my anti-virus cant open or run because of this problem. the only things that are running are my Web Broswers such as Fire Fox and Internet Explorer. i went to a support site which said they could replace those files but everytime one of those files has a .exe on them... the wanring sign pops up and i cant get threw it. I eventually managed to restart my computer and run it before the warning popped up but even when it did run before the warning popped up and replaced the files, it still didnt do anything. The new .exe files that were suppose to replace the infected ones happen to be either infected aswell, or just unable to be executed. It's driving me insane and i dont want to bring my laptop to a repair shop... any ideas?

P.S. Just found out as i was wiriting all this, when i leave my computer on for over 10 or 15 minutes it redirects me to an inappropriate site such as a porn site, etc.

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April 24, 2010 at 01:23:07
You may need to download these to a cd, external drive, or usb drive and run it on the infected computer but first try to run it from the infected computer.

Please download exeHelper to your desktop.
Double-click on exeHelper.com to run the fix.
A black window should pop up, press any key to close once the fix is completed.
Post the contents of exehelperlog.txt (Will be created in the directory where you ran exeHelper.com, and should open at the end of the scan)
Note: If the window shows a message that says "Error deleting file", please re-run the program before posting a log - and post the two logs together (they will both be in the one file).

Please download Rkill from the following link.


Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. This link will help you disable them:

Click on This Link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.

Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)

A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal.

If you get a message that rkill is an infection, do not be concerned. This message is just a fake warning given by the malware when it terminates programs that may potentially remove it. If you run into these infections warnings that close Rkill, a trick is to leave the warning on the screen and then run Rkill again. By not closing the warning, this typically will allow you to bypass the malware trying to protect itself so that rkill can terminate the malware . So, please try running Rkill until malware is no longer running. You will then be able to proceed with the rest of the guide.

Do not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again.

Download TDSSKiller to your Desktop from the following link.


1. Extract the contents of TDSSKiller.zip to your Desktop.

2. Double click on TDSSKiller.exe to run it.

3. If it finds something and asks you what to do, follow the instructions to type in "delete".

4. When done, a log file should be created on your C: drive called TDSSKiller.txt(with time+date appended) please post this log in your next reply.

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from one of these sites:



Rename the setup file, mbam-setup.exe, before you download it. To do that once the "enter name of file to save to" box appears as the download begins in the filename box rename mbam-setup.exe to tool.exe> click save.

1. Double Click tool.exe to install the application.
2. Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
3. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
4. Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan. The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
5. When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
6. Make sure that everything found is checked, and click Remove Selected.
7. When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediately.
8. The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
9. Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.

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