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Windows 7: Files can't be opened

07 Nov 2010   #1
humblejugernaut

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Files can't be opened

Sorry, software newbie here

I've been getting this message for heaps of things recently:

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First noticed it trying to use Trillian's profile editor, now noticed it applies to anything that connects the Internet to one of my programs... but I can still play games and chat... If that makes any sense. For example, Bad company 2 can be played online, but the updater causes this problem. I also get it trying to run programs rather than save them when I download, and uploading anything anywhere just comes up with errors.

I couldn't update Spybot or Malewarebytes but I re-downloaded the latest versions of both and scanned to no avail, a few pieces of minor tracking cookies and the like, which I deleted before restarting, to find the same problem. Registry checkers all say that everything's fine, and messing with security settings in ways suggested in a few places on this forum didn't help. so... plz help, I feel like I've tried everything.




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07 Nov 2010   #2
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Howdy,

First off, Welcome to SF.

Second, What is your anti-virus?
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07 Nov 2010   #3
humblejugernaut

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hello, I use Malwarebytes anti-malware, Spybot search and destroy, Avast! AntiVirus and
Zonealarm.
Most of the problems I'm having now didn't happen a few months earlier, while I did have those programs running.
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07 Nov 2010   #4
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

What message you get when you click the click at the bottom left corner of the dialog box- "Why cant........?"
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07 Nov 2010   #5
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by humblejugernaut View Post
Hello, I use Malwarebytes anti-malware, Spybot search and destroy, Avast! AntiVirus and
Zonealarm.
Most of the problems I'm having now didn't happen a few months earlier, while I did have those programs running.
What Zone Alarm product are you using? Is it the firewall? The suite? Try to uninstall Zone Alarm.
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07 Nov 2010   #6
humblejugernaut

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

@Francis93 I use the Zonealarm firewall, I will try uninstalling.
@EzioAuditore When I click on why can't I... Windows help tells me how to unblock specific websites.
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07 Nov 2010   #7
humblejugernaut

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Zonealarm uninstalled, no change
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07 Nov 2010   #8
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Have a look at the following threads:

Windows Security: These Files Can't Be Opened!

Help: These files can't be opened. Your Internet...

Hope this helps and welcome to Seven Forums

Regards
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07 Nov 2010   #9
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Try the solutions posted in the links above i.e. creating a new account and see if the problem's gone or not or trying system restore or sfc /scannow or using the last known good configuration option. See the above threads for details.
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07 Nov 2010   #10
humblejugernaut

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Ok, Creating a new User seemed to fix everything. can you guys perchance tell me what this means? Not to be ungrateful but it would be helpful to know. Otherwise heaps of thanks, I'll come back here next time I have a problem.
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