I can't open .exe or download software to fix

July 20, 2011 at 17:27:04
Specs: Windows 7
Can't open .exe because of a virus. All previous sites had people giving websites and software to fix these. When I download (or attempt to) software to fix it, it opens a page "How do you want to open this file?" and gives windows media player as the only option. Can't fix it because I can't download software and open it!

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July 20, 2011 at 18:28:52
You may have to rename the file, before you download, here are the MBAM tricks that can be applied to any program.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware ( MBAM )
Error codes
Common Issues, Questions, and their Solutions, Frequently Asked Questions.
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Try it in Safe mode with Networking.
If it won't run, rename the downloaded mbam-setup.exe file to mb.exe to help work around certain malware that will block it from being run.
If it still will not run.
1: Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall Malwarebytes.
Next redownload Malwarebytes but rename it before you download it to your desktop. As you are in the process of downloading when you get to the point that the "enter name of file to save to" box appears, in the "filename" slot, rename mbam-setup.exe to something.exe, then click Save.
If it installed but will not run, navigate to this folder:
2: C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes' AntiMalware
At the top of the page, Tools > Folder Options > View, click > Show hidden files and folders and untick > Hide extensions for known file types.
How to see hidden files in Windows
Rename all the .exe files in the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder and try to run it again.
When it opens, update 1st.
If it won't update after installing, update manually.
Download & install.

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July 21, 2011 at 04:48:43
we try rename, it still ask to open with windows media center. Safe mode with networking is not working either. There are a lot of people complaining of windows media center virus, hope some one can find a real working solution.

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