Windows Vista Cant Open Files(mainly exe)

August 18, 2011 at 10:43:41
Specs: Windows Vista
Hello, I've recently received some sort of virus in a file called 'gul'. I had an anti-virus program that detected and supposedly deleted it, but it keeps popping up after I restart my computer, so I started Task Manager and immediately stopped it. I even deleted the file. So now, after restarting once more, I can't open any exe files. When I try to open something like Aol Instant Messenger, Skype, any media player(Windows, Quicktime, etc), I always get the Choose the program you want to use to open the file and there's nothing to choose from.

Is there anyway I can resolve this issue?
I'll try to follow instructions carefully despite me not being good with computers.

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August 19, 2011 at 08:50:44

This tool will give information on what is going on:

Please download DDS from one of these locations:

Save it to your Desktop

Disable any AntiVirus or AntiMalware program, and then right-click dds and select: 'Run as Administrator'

When done, DDS opens two (2) logs:
Save both reports to your Desktop.

Since these reports are quite large, please go to the Uploading website:

In: Select files to upload, click 'Browse', and 'Look in' the Desktop.
Select the DDS.txt, and click on 'Open'
You will see the following:
Your file has been uploaded successfully: (Name and size of the file)
Please copy the 'Download link'.

Do the same for the Attach.txt.

Please copy the 'Download link', for each report, and provide them in your reply.

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