|I got a virus or something and now my PC will not launch some EXE files, mainly games. I did a full system scan using AVG Antivirus (freshly updated) and I did find some problems but after deleting all the virus/cookies/whatever and restarting my computer I still have same problem.|
I did a "registry fix" I found on Microsoft's website and still I can't run certain programs.
I tried reinstalling the programs that wouldn't run and nothing changed.
And when I try to run a program it will show on the task manager's "processes" tab the (program name).exe starting up, but after a few seconds it will disappear.
I am not getting any error messages of any kind when I try running a programs either. It just acts like the program is trying to launch, but something is preventing it. And I turned my firewall off and closed all antivirus programs so I know that's not why the programs won't launch. I've tried a system restore to before this problem started but no matter what date I try to restore to I get errors and it won't allow me to restore.
I have a e-Machines PC running Windows XP Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3, Pentium 4 Processor, 512mb RAM.
PLEASE if anyone can help, I would appreciate it.