cant run .exe files

Microsoft Windows vista home premium w/s...
April 21, 2010 at 10:00:48
Specs: Windows Vista
I realize there are other posts on this but they have not solved my problem, as you can imagine i am pretty pissed by now but let me explain the problem.

vista defender infected my computer i immediately stopped the process, and deleted the exe file associated with it, ave.exe. however now i realized i cannot open any exe files including regedit and my anti virus software. other posts have recommended downloading a zip file to fix the file association or something but the zip file is opened but a exe program so it does not help me. help me please.

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April 21, 2010 at 10:10:12
To completely get rid of that virus follow the Automated Removal Instructions at the link below. 1. & 2. are very important.

Automated Removal Instructions for XP Security Tool 2010, XP Defender Pro, Vista Security Tool 2010, and Vista Defender Pro using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:

1.For the first part of this removal guide you will need to use a different computer than the infected one. This is also a tricky rogue to remove, so please follow the instructions carefully. If you are concerned about whether or not you can do this, do not be, as I have made these instructions easy to follow for people of any computer expertise.

2.From another computer, please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, or MBAM, and the reg files from the following locations and save it to an external media such as an external hard drive or a USB flash drive. We will then use the external drive or flash drive to to transfer these files to your infected computer. If you do not own a USB flash drive, you can get one from any local or online computer store for a small price. Some examples of good and cheap ones can be found at Newegg and Best Buy. The files that you should download onto this device are:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Download Link - Everyone should download this

FixExe.reg - Everyone should download this


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April 21, 2010 at 15:57:36
Thanks! as far as i can tell this process worked.

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April 21, 2010 at 19:28:12
Hopefully your computer is now clean and Thanks for posting back to let us know.


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