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Windows 7: No Programs Will Open Besides Internet Explorer

17 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
No Programs Will Open Besides Internet Explorer

So I am running the Windows 7 Home Permium 64bit and I am having quite the problem. None of my programs will open. It seems like the olny thing that will open is Internent Explorer, paint, actual folders, those kinds of things. Nothing else will open such as iTunes, Malwarebytes to scan for anything, not even flashplayer will open to watch YouTube. I've tried starting it in safe mode and still nothing will open. Ive run a diagnostic test to see if it was the hardware and everthing checked out okay. I have even tried SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and that came back negative. So I am out of ideas. Anyone know what to do?

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17 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello perkobk

Try downloading and merging the default .exe extension from this tutorial see if that fixes it - Default File Type Associations - Restore

You may also need the .lnk extension too but try the one above first.

Danny
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17 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Hello perkobk

Try downloading and merging the default .exe extension from this tutorial see if that fixes it - Default File Type Associations - Restore

You may also need the .lnk extension too but try the one above first.

Danny
Tried both and still did nothing. Any other ideas?
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17 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by perkobk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Hello perkobk

Try downloading and merging the default .exe extension from this tutorial see if that fixes it - Default File Type Associations - Restore

You may also need the .lnk extension too but try the one above first.

Danny
Tried both and still did nothing. Any other ideas?
After downloading and merging have you rebooted?
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17 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If that doesn't work looking at the other thread and the advise from zigzag I have to agree you are limited on what you can do. Do you have a system restore point to before this happened - System Restore
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17 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
If that doesn't work looking at the other thread and the advise from zigzag I have to agree you are limited on what you can do. Do you have a system restore point to before this happened - System Restore
I already restored it to a few weeks before it infection happened and it still had to same problem.
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17 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Right click on a programs shortcut that isn't working and click open file location. Try opening from there. See if its just the shortcuts that are faulty

Danny
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17 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It's not the shortcuts that aren't working. I don't have any shortcuts on my desktop. I go through the start menu to open programs. But its more then that, that wont oepn. Like flashplayer wont start up so I can even watch YouTube. I will go to click on a program to open it and I watch it in the Task Manager to see what it is doing, and it pops up in there then it just quits. It disappears.
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17 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The items listed in the start menu are also shorcuts try and open some programs from the c:\program files or program files (x86) folders, especially C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware so we can try and get a scan done.
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17 Dec 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I tried going into the x86 file to open as you suggested and it still does the same thing. It'll show up in the task manager but then just stop and disappear.
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