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Windows 7: Help getting rid of Windows 7 Media Center Virus

26 Nov 2013   #1
susancpr

Windows 7 Professional OS 64
 
 
Help getting rid of Windows 7 Media Center Virus

Help! All exe files have a Windows Media file extension. All files opens to Window Media Center Home page & locks. Can't access the internet to download any anti-virus programs. Also unable to access internet in safe mode . Desperate! What can I do


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26 Nov 2013   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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26 Nov 2013   #3
susancpr

Windows 7 Professional OS 64
 
 

The virus has totally locked my computer. I'm unable to access internet even in safe mode. Therefore I can't access the link you provided. I desperately need help!!
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27 Nov 2013   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Obviously you are using another computer/or other means to communicate with us ... look at this page to download a bootable "free anti-virus rescue disk" Free Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List
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03 Jun 2014   #5
DavidLDube

Vista Ultimate & Windows 7
 
 
This is the only thing that worked for me...

On a working computer download this file to a flash drive. http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...efault_exe.reg
Put flash drive in the broken computer, start -> computer -> flash drive. Right click the file (Default_EXE.reg) and click 'Merge'
After this it should work normally. You should also run an antivirus/malware scan as .exe association errors are commonly caused by malware.
EDIT - you may have to restart for the fix to take effect.

Done!!
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