No exe. things will open Box says software restructions.

December 11, 2014 at 10:40:59
Specs: Windows 7
Why won`t my home pc open any programs, files, anti-virus, downloads, or systems restore? I wouldn`t even be able to do this, but I can open up my browser through Facebook shortcut which is not assoc. with an exe. program or file. Firefox and Torch won`t open by themselves. Problem started when every time I tried to run anything I would only have Windows Media Center open up for everything. Disabled WMC now I only get an error message box saying something can`t be open due to software restrictions (BS!), and I need to contact administrator. There is no admin. since I am only person with access to my home pc., and I don`t operate it as an admin.. But, even when I try to run ant-virus`s as admin. I get the same error box. Off. Max has quoted me $170 to fix problem. Don`t want to go that route. I might be able to reset pc back to original state, but then I would lose everything. I need help quick. Don Donohue, Niagara Falls, NY. Glad tp give phone no. out to verified person who can help.

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#1
December 11, 2014 at 10:48:38
No exe prog. open. Syst. Rest. disabled. No download possible.

Exe progs used to prompt Win Media Ctr. Disabled that now only get software restrictions notif.


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#2
December 11, 2014 at 11:41:33
Appears you are infected/hacked. Odds are you have no backups. Tech help remotely can't do anything for you. Whoever you take your unit to needs to get your data off before attempting to do a repair/reload of the system

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#3
December 11, 2014 at 23:06:27
I'm not sure about some of the error messages you're getting but try the exe file association fix from here:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

and see if it helps at all. As mentioned there, using the MERGE option should work to install a .reg file.

If you can't download and/or extract it on the ailing computer then use another and copy the download to a flash drive or other portable media.

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#4
December 12, 2014 at 07:56:59
After the EXE fix, you could try running MalwareBytes on it which could get shot of a large part of the infection, if any, downloading to a flash drive on another computer if necessary. Green button top right here:
http://filehippo.com/download_malwa...

If it won't run change the download file from EXE to COM. If you see no EXE file extension then unhide them by going to "Control Panel > Folder Options > View" and check 'Show hidden files and folders'.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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