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Windows 7: Explorer.EXE - Cannot verify digital signature

03 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7
Explorer.EXE - Cannot verify digital signature

I've recently ran the upgrade for the Windows 7 RC from vista business. Now all of the sudden I cannot run many of my programs (especially those that need UAC) because Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source.


This happens with Explorer.EXE when I try to right click on Computer->Manage. It happens with OptionalFeatures.exe when I try to Enable/Disable Windows features from the Control Panel.

I had the Norton Labs UAC installed on Vista. Perhaps that's the problem? Any help is greatly appreciated!

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03 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 32bit RTM

yep norton third party app must be the prob try uninstalling it :O
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03 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7

Well see, therein lies the problem. The uninstaller cannot be verified by windows either. It requires UAC. Under these circumstances I couldn't remove it, even if I wanted to.

I did find a solution though:
Boot into safe mode. For some reason, that makes windows skip verification, which allowed me to uninstall Norton UAC. So now it uses regular UAC.

Thanks for the help!
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