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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't open any programs!!!

07 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7, 64 bit
Windows 7 won't open any programs!!!

Hi I am a user of Windows 7 and I have a HUGE problem.
I think my computer is infected with a virus because whenever I boot now, there is an automatic scan running and the computer tells me that it's infected.
Also, I can't run any program files on my computer.
When I try to go on firefox or explorer, there is just a circle around my cursor for a few seconds and the program doesn't load at all.
Same goes for Microsoft Word and other executable programs.
What happens in the task manager at that time when I open a program is that a thing named "rxb.exe *32" appears and it seems to be blocking the running of my program.
Even though I think it's a virus, I didn't install any vaccines and even though I had, it couldn't open the program anyways.
I tried doing system restore to up to a week and a half ago and the problem doesn't go away.
I tried the system scan with command prompt and it said that it did not find any integrity violations.
I am at a lost at what do

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07 Apr 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


Download, install, update and run Malwarebytes in Safe Mode with Networking. Opt to remove any infections, and post the log file here.

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07 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7, 64 bit

None of the programs run..not even t malwarebyte installation program, nor other vaccine programs...even in safe mode AND safe mode with networking.
How am I supposed to cure my computer if no programs are running?
The same circle appears for a while by the cursor and nothing happens.
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07 Apr 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


Can you try this link?

RBX.EXE - Trojan.Agent/Gen-Crypt[Mix] | SUPERAntiSpyware

Use TaskManager to kill that process as soon as your computer boots - if you are quick enough, you may be able to kill the process prior to it completing its loadup.

Post back here if it doesn't work.

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07 Apr 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Have a look at these removal instructions: Remove Trojan Adware.32.EXPDwnldr (removal instructions) - Geeks to Go Forums

Download the recommended program on another system and put it on a USB stick. Then run it in safe mode on the infected PC from the stick.
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08 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Note: If your security software warns about Rkill, ignore & allow the download to continue.
Download RKill by Grinler from Here & save it to your Desktop.
Alternate download links:
  • Double click Rkill to run it
  • A command window will open then disappear upon completion, this is normal
    • If this does not happen... delete the file, then download & use the next link provided
    • If it does not work, repeat the process & attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs
  • Do not reboot your machine until asked to do so. If no version of Rkill would run, please let me know
  • When finished, Notepad will open with a log file, automatically saved at C:\rkill.log
  • Copy/paste the contents of the rkill.log file in your next reply
  • Leave Rkill on the Desktop unless instructed otherwise

Note: If you get an alert that Rkill is infected, ignore it. The alert is a fake warning given by rogue software, trying to "protect" itself from being terminated or removed. If you see such a warning, leave the warning on the screen, then run Rkill again. By not closing the warning, this sometimes allows you to bypass the malware's attempt to protect itself, so that Rkill can perform its routine.
Also, rename the Malwarebytes' installer to something random, pinkchicken.exe, before copying it to the infected computer. After running RKill, try the randomly named MBAM program.
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10 Apr 2011   #7

windows 7

go into safe mode and try to restore to an earlier date
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24 Aug 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ulitmate x64

I am a computer programmer and I never came across this problem before. Thought it might have been a Trojan but maybe its my processor. My computer has been having the same problem. Restoring it does not work. I used Antimelware software and that didn't help at all. No programs will open, not even task manager nor command prompt. I have ran CCleaner still no solution. I also can not Factory Reset my computer because I do not have the Windows disk. And only in the Safe Mode with Networking am I allowed to open programs, that is how i ran the anti virus programs. There are no other start up settings that allow me to do anything. So if we could get a professional Windows technician in here, that would be nice.
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24 Aug 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit


Can you start your own thread , please . I promise you . You will get help
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09 Nov 2013   #10

Windows 7 home 64 bit

I have a multi-boot system; Ubuntu, Windows 7 and a few other Linux distros I test. Scanning is best done on the OS that isn't mounted with an antivirus app such as Clamtk. It's a bit too aggressive but gets the job done, if you have the patience to wade through sometimes a few hundred false positives.
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