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Windows 7: Cant open any programs on win 7

01 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Cant open any programs on win 7

Hi I having trouble on my acer laptop Im running windows 7 home premium 32 bit edition... When I click on a program I get a pop up window saying File download / security waring do u want to run or save this file...if i click on run or save its still doesnt allow me to open any programs .

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01 Sep 2010   #2

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

how odd is it a new laptop? has it worked previously? what about if you goto games in your program list and try to open solitaire for example?

Im wondering if your trying to open some trialware that was preinstalled

also could you goto one of the offending shotcuts right click it select properties and tell us whats written in the "target" box

thanks
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01 Sep 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Run your anti virus and download and run malwarebytes. If you cannot run the anti virus, I will get you an online scan.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
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01 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Its a fairley new laptop bout a year old no previous problems like this
running norton anti virus now whole computer scan

Target box says..... c../users/tim78/downloads/iexplorer.exe

target type EXE file
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01 Sep 2010   #5

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by colehammels View Post
Its a fairley new laptop bout a year old no previous problems like this
running norton anti virus now whole computer scan

Target box says..... c../users/tim78/downloads/iexplorer.exe

target type EXE file
so its pointing to something in your downloads folder not a program .exe (actually it is pointing to internet explorer)

try another on thats not working post up the target and tell us what its supposed to open

you might have to take rich's advice and do an AV scan pronto

another thing to try goto c drive then all programs find a program any program and try running the .exe directly from the program folder see if its just your shortcuts that are screwed up
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01 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

i downloaded malwarbytes program But when i try to install it I get that same window that keeps popping up run or save....and if i press run or save the window just pops back up
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01 Sep 2010   #7

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Some malware stop you from opening programs so you cannot delete. Try the online scan.
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01 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

target box says installer.exe"/preinsatlled/pausefor=0/interactive
target type EXE file
target location carbonite
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01 Sep 2010   #9

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Go for the online scan, to be sure.
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01 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

ok doing it now
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