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Windows 7: games gone


20 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
games gone

I can no longer open Games in Windows 7. The games (Freecell, Solitaire etc) are still listed but clicking on a game does nothing.


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20 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Run SFC/ scannow using Option Two from an elevated command prompt and report back any console messages.
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20 Jun 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I ran that and it said Registry:serious Evidence:serious File Association:minor then it wanted me to pay $56 to fix it
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20 Jun 2014   #4

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
SFC

SFC has no ability to answer a scan with the message you are talking about. Your machine is infected with malware/virus. Start with Malwarebytes and scan your system. If you don't have it insatalled. Do a search for "Malwarebytes" and down load and install it. It's free. Be careful where you download from.
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20 Jun 2014   #5

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Timsky View Post
I ran that and it said Registry:serious Evidence:serious File Association:minor then it wanted me to pay $56 to fix it
As HammerHead pointed out, those are not SFC responses.

Did you happen to click on an alternate link? That sounds like a possible ad you may have clicked on.

This link,

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Is a built in tool and will never ask you for money.
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20 Jun 2014   #6

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

That's the same link I gave--Straight to the Tutorial.
Yep, the OP has malware. First time I've seen a virus/malware take over System File Checker. Either the OP has NO AV or a less than nominal AV.

I think the OP Googled it instead of clicking on it. There's nothing to download for SFC. It's built into Windows as already mentioned.
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20 Jun 2014   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

I know that's the same one Ken.

I was just using it as a reference to state that the output the OP reported was not from that link.

I'm curious about the link that they did click, it sounds like it may have been an ad (Which should only be seen while not logged in) in between or elsewhere in the post.

Possibly something like this...


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games gone-ad.jpg  
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20 Jun 2014   #8

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Oh.... I don't get those. I was thinking he searched for SFC through his browser and loaded some crapware. I would hope that SF would monitor that stuff.
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20 Jun 2014   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

That is a screenshot while not logged in, just as an example. I don't get those either.

The search theory is also probable if they didn't notice it was a link you posted.

Malwarebytes was a good suggestion too, that never hurts.
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21 Jun 2014   #10

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Follow this link,it helped me lots, the method is good and you can kill two birds

How to easily remove Any Browser Redirect virus (Removal Guide)
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