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Windows 7: 32bit files not opening after virus/spyware clean in Windows 7 64bit

31 Oct 2010   #1
daviddial

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
32bit files not opening after virus/spyware clean in Windows 7 64bit

Hey, I recently removed a bunch of spyware and virus issues that were frequently causing my desktop to bluescreen and slow down but after removing these none of my 32bit exe files seem to open anymore in Windows anymore, has anyone faced a similar issue? I'm close to reinstalling but I have a lot of important things and if possible I would not like to go down that route. Thanks in advance!


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31 Oct 2010   #2
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

What antivirus did you use?
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31 Oct 2010   #3
daviddial

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

adaware removed it.
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31 Oct 2010   #4
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Can you run "SFC /scannow" a few times from the command prompt?

You might try a system restore to before you had the virus problems, and if that does not work, try a repair install.
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31 Oct 2010   #5
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Did you try downloading a fresh copy of any exe and running it..?
The infection might have infected the 32-bit exe's.. What error you get when opening them...?
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31 Oct 2010   #6
daviddial

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah I did try and download new exe files and they dont work and sfc scannow doesn't work
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31 Oct 2010   #7
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Could you post a snip of the command prompt after entering the command (i.e. the message you get)?
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31 Oct 2010   #8
daviddial

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The SFC window just instantly closes
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31 Oct 2010   #9
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Hmm, sounds like a real problem with windows. Give a system restore a try?
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31 Oct 2010   #10
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Do you get any error message while trying to run those exe's?
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