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Windows 7: Not a single application will open, anyone know why?

09 Aug 2013   #1
BlakBackJK

Windows 7 Home
 
 
Not a single application will open, anyone know why?

I just turned on my laptop one day after not having wifi for a long time and then I clicked on Firefox and it wouldn't open, a minecraft won't open, only folders open. I absolutely cannot do anything! Anyone know what's going on?


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09 Aug 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello BlakBackJK, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you get an error message when you try to open them?
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09 Aug 2013   #3
indianacarnie

 

Welcome to the forums!

Have you tried running a sfc/scannow to find and possibly repair corrupted system files? We have many fine tutorials here, written by some VERY knowledgeable people.

This is one : SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

You're in fine hands with Brink, listen to whatever he says and you'll be fine.
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09 Aug 2013   #4
BlakBackJK

Windows 7 Home
 
 
Well I can't open or run anything, how do I run an sfc or scan now

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Welcome to the forums!

Have you tried running a sfc/scannow to find and possibly repair corrupted system files? We have many fine tutorials here, written by some VERY knowledgeable people.

This is one : SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

You're in fine hands with Brink, listen to whatever he says and you'll be fine.
Well I can't open or run anything, how do I run an sfc or scan now, I have no clue
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09 Aug 2013   #5
BlakBackJK

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello BlakBackJK, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you get an error message when you try to open them?
No I don't get anything, my cursor shows the loading circle then it that goes away and it acts like nothing ever happened
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09 Aug 2013   #6
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

Sounds like malware to me.

The first thing to ask is "Does it happen in safe-mode?"
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09 Aug 2013   #7
gregrocker

 

Work through the same steps as for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start to disinfect in Safe or Boot modes, check for System File damage.

Report back results including the MBAM results if possible, or write down the infections found by Windows Defender if run from boot scan, SFC results.
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09 Aug 2013   #8
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YoYo155 View Post
Sounds like malware to me.
That's the first thing that came to my mind. I would also try booting in safe mode and try. If it works, I would reboot into Safe Mode+networking and download MBAM and run a full scan.
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11 Aug 2013   #9
BlakBackJK

Windows 7 Home
 
 
Thanks

Thanks you guys for all of the help! I'm running a scan in safe mode right now! I'll see what I can find out
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11 Aug 2013   #10
BlakBackJK

Windows 7 Home
 
 
Hmm..

There appeared to be several files under the name of Uniblue DriverScanner my computer saw as malicious, anyone heard of this?
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