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Windows 7: Deleted Explorer.exe, can't get it back, HELP, please!

03 Jan 2011   #11
imbrium16

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EMcCann View Post
I just had something similar happen to me and it turned out that files hadn't been deleted, they had just had their permissions changed so I couldn't see them. Actually, no one could except for TrustedInstaller.
I had to start at drive C and change ownership and permissions on everything.
You can probably boot to Repair Computer and then go to the command prompt.
Change to c:\windows and try start explorer.exe.
If this works you can go from there changing ownership and permissions as needed.
If that's not possible, try control-alt-delete and choose task manager. Then look at processes where you should see explorer running. If you highlight that file, then right click and choose properties, then security, you can see who owns it and what permissions they have.
At least this will let you know it the problem is changed permissions or something else.
It took me 3 days to get this far in fixing my mess so I wouldn't swear by this solution, but I hope it helps.
Ok, I will try to do this, but I'm not sure I entirely understand. I have to go to Repair Computer and then command prompt and entering what you said, that will change my permissions? and as needed? I'm not sure what you mean. Will I need to change the permissions for everything, and how do I do that? How do I specify? and I can't do this on my regular account? Sorry about all the questions. I'm just not very technologically savvy and I'm trying to figure this out.


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03 Jan 2011   #12
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I'm going to find one of the security aces. Looks like you have a mess there.

Mike

Jacee is going to look at the Malwarebytes log and get back to you soon.
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03 Jan 2011   #13
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Hi imbrium16, rescan with MBam ......
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.
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03 Jan 2011   #14
imbrium16

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

@Jacee, won't that delete pivotal things in my computer, parts of my registry? And are you sure I can do that with a free version of Malwarebytes?
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03 Jan 2011   #15
imbrium16

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

By the by, I tried going to Avira and getting it to let the explorer.exe back from the quarantine. There were 4 explorer.exe files. I told it to restore them and it said that the objects were already on the computer and asked if I should replace them. I did, and nothing has changed.
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03 Jan 2011   #16
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Malwarebytes will remove all the viruses and malware you have on your system that is all.

You have about 3-5 infections going at once. At least three are listed in your last log posting.
That is why nothing works right they have hijacked your system.

That is why I went and got Jacee who is the Ace on security and bugs.

So please run and select delete for what is found and post the notepad log after Malwarebytes is done.

Mike
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03 Jan 2011   #17
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imbrium16 View Post
By the by, I tried going to Avira and getting it to let the explorer.exe back from the quarantine. There were 4 explorer.exe files. I told it to restore them and it said that the objects were already on the computer and asked if I should replace them. I did, and nothing has changed.
There are instances when explorer.exe is infected. Please follow Jacee's instructions.
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04 Jan 2011   #18
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

You are going to be better off backing up your data if you have anything you need to save, and simply reinstalling the OS. It will take less time and headache than fumbling through possible fixes.
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04 Jan 2011   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
You are going to be better off backing up your data if you have anything you need to save, and simply reinstalling the OS. It will take less time and headache than fumbling through possible fixes.
+1, I would say that too. And for the future, I recommend frequent imaging. If you had images, you could get back in business in 20 minutes. Imaging with free Macrium
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