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Windows 7: Programs won't open

23 Jan 2011   #1
robbymartin

Win 7
 
 
Programs won't open

I got a virus about a month ago and I'm discovering various issues popping up from time to time since removing it.

I can't open most programs from the start menu or desktop icons about 90% of the time. If I reboot then sometimes I can run them but if the computer sits overnight and then I attempt to open the programs they won't open. It gives me the rotating blue circle like it's thinking about opening but nothing happens. Occasionally I get a window that says I don't have enough memory to open it but that's rare.


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24 Jan 2011   #2
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Since this issue appeared after an infection, chances are there that it could be side-effect of the virus removal and maybe some remnant of it is still there.Download, update and run a full scan with Malwarebytes
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24 Jan 2011   #3
robbymartin

Win 7
 
 

Downloaded, updated and ran the program and it found "Trojan.FakeAlert" so I removed it and rebooted and nothing is better. Prior to that I ran the Windows Repair CD and that didn't help. I don't want to do a clean install because I have programs on this computer that I don't want to lose. Any other suggestions?
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24 Jan 2011   #4
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Run sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Follow this tutorial- DEP - Turn On or Off for Programs - Vista Forums
Make sure the first option 'Turn DEP on for essential windows services. . . .' is selected.
Reboot and see if it still persists.
If it does, run a memory test with MemTest86+ for atleast 6-8 passes.
Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic
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24 Jan 2011   #5
robbymartin

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Run sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Follow this tutorial- DEP - Turn On or Off for Programs - Vista Forums
Make sure the first option 'Turn DEP on for essential windows services. . . .' is selected.
Reboot and see if it still persists.
If it does, run a memory test with MemTest86+ for atleast 6-8 passes.
Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic
I tried all of the above and still no success. Winzip, for example, will not open through any icon or shortcut, but if I download a .zip file and the process prompts me to open then Winzip will open. This is similar with other programs. I couldn't get to my Computer properties more than once after a reboot. Once accessed and closed, it would give me the rotating blue circle like it's thinking but won't do anything. In Safe mode, everything works fine, but once back in normal operating mode I get the same issues.
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24 Jan 2011   #6
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Since the issue doesn't appear in safe mode, try clean boot to find the offending app.
How to Clean Boot Windows | eHow.com

Also what Antivirus and firewall your using?
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