Post Trojan Attack - Cant run any EXE files

October 29, 2010 at 15:33:39
Specs: Windows 7
this has been occurring ever since my computer was diagnosed with a trojan. i removed it, and ever since then no .EXE files will open. I will click on any .EXE file, the revolving circle signifying loading will show for a second, and then it won't load at all - the program is not present in the task manager.

the weird thing is, there is no difference in safe mode. no .EXE file will run in any variation of safe mode. this prevents me from running ANYTHING apart from the command prompt, viewing folders, and notepad. i cannot load the internet, a virus scanner, NOTHING. it is difficult to fix something when one is literally unable to access anything.

i have attempted the 'repair my computer' option when i press f8, but it says it can't be repaired automatically. i downloaded a registry fix from a different computer, but it reads the message "Could not import exefix.reg: Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes".

I cannot load a registry fix, virus scanner, or the internet. i STILL cannot open .EXE files in any variation of safe mode. i do not have the windows 7 disc so i cannot reformat. additionally, the trojan appears to have erased all my system restore points, so i cannot restore to any previous time.


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#1
October 29, 2010 at 16:52:50

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#2
October 29, 2010 at 16:59:05
thanks for the prompt reply. that download was fast too... it's done already.

so where do i go from here? do i just burn this image onto a cd-r? can i run it without a disc?

thanks again :)


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#3
October 29, 2010 at 17:38:41
Read the whole article at the link where you downloaded it...explains all that can be done with it ;-)

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#4
October 29, 2010 at 21:10:41
i ran this and it didn't help. it tried to repair the system but failed and the result was that the "integrity check and repair" failed, citing changed configurations.

where do i go from here? don't tell me i need to put down $120 on a Windows 7 disc. my laptop is 3 months old and very expensive...


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#5
October 29, 2010 at 21:59:08
"my laptop is 3 months old and very expensive"
In that case I would take it back to where you got it as it is under warranty...they should look after you.

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