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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't open all any installed applications

23 Dec 2011   #31
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I'm afraid to say that it sounds like your PC has been "hosed" by malware.
One of the standard malware functions these days is to disable your AV program.

Unless someone else comes up with a miraculous solution, I think that you'll just have to:
  • Format your HDD.
  • Re-install Windows.
  • Re-install your programs.
Sorry.


IMO, if you decide to re-install everything:
  • Create a backup image AFTER you've installed Windows and its updates.
  • Create another backup image AFTER you've re-installed your programs and their updates.
  • Don't surf the Internet UNTIL you've made the backup images (limit your surfing to updates).
  • Remember to install NoScript for Firefox.
You should be "good to go" after that.


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23 Dec 2011   #32
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gussuk25 View Post
So it fixed itself with the start up repair, and the answer is no, it will not let me create more accounts. I did however enable the guest account and when I logged on to that one it wouldn't allow me any more freedom than the main account.
startup repair??? or do you mean system restore so going back in time?
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23 Dec 2011   #33
gussuk25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The only programs that run are programs that were installed prior to me getting the computer: notepad, windows media player, windows explorer, etc. Any programs that i have installed: firefox, itunes, skype, av software, etc. don't work at all. No matter how I try to open them.
When it opened the startup repair, it said that it was unable to start windows and that it repaired it, and then restarted into windows.
To Lehnerus2000 I think that that is the only solution to my problem now. Unless someone else can come up with something I haven't tried yet.
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23 Dec 2011   #34
gussuk25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Also to Kaktussoft, I have restored it twice, once to a previous time that week and another time to a previous month and it did nothing to help either time.
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23 Dec 2011   #35
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gussuk25 View Post
Also to Kaktussoft, I have restored it twice, once to a previous time that week and another time to a previous month and it did nothing to help either time.
Yes ofcourse system restore will most of the time not help if you have viruses.
But did you tryed my advice a few pages back ??? do a force scan with Hitman Pro, Info is in one of my previous posts.
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23 Dec 2011   #36
gussuk25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I ****ing love you GianniDPC!!!!!!! Like you don't even realize how much I love you right now!!! sorry about the language, Hitman Pro got it on the first scan, i'll post the results incase you wanted to look at them.
it was a Master Boot Record (Sector 0)
Rootkit
C:$MBR
Once again thank you so much for your guys help, your all great!!
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23 Dec 2011   #37
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Remember to make a backup image, now that your PC is working again.
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24 Dec 2011   #38
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

ooooo now I understand why system restore didn't fix it. It doesn't restore data files and MBR. startup repair did update mbr
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