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Windows 7: can't open files after some time.

27 Jul 2009   #11
HotCarl

Windows XP MCE (Soon to be 7)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archvile View Post
are you sure that it's because of the windows build i have?

i have 5 drives, can't the virus infect even a formatted fresh drive from another drive?

It could be, then again, it could have come from something you downloaded after installation, thats why I said to check the hashes against known good versions of the build to ensure they match...as it would do no good to reinstall if your source is virus-laden... Either way, it is very risky to run your PC with no anti-virus software, as you have certainly found out :-/.
Before trying to reinstall from the same source, I would check the sources validity by comparing the hashes of the .iso you downloaded to the hashes of known good copies...

Here is another thread that may help you to compare the hashes:
https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...h1-hashes.html

...I am hoping that the source for your install is a genuine version from a trusted source...or you may have to revert back to Vista until you can re-download a proper .iso if you think your version may be tampered with...


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27 Jul 2009   #12
archvile

windows 7 build 7600 x86 rtm
 
 

damn it, i have like 4 different builds, none of their hashes match with those real ones =/

anyway, i'm downloading a real one atm, checked the hashes.. this virus can't infect a iso file right? i think it's just for the .exes
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27 Jul 2009   #13
HotCarl

Windows XP MCE (Soon to be 7)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archvile View Post
damn it, i have like 4 different builds, none of their hashes match with those real ones =/

anyway, i'm downloading a real one atm, checked the hashes.. this virus can't infect a iso file right? i think it's just for the .exes
I would assume not, but anything is possible I guess... Its worth a try... I have never had issues like this before since I have always used anti-virus programs. I would say go for it. If that does not work and you still have the virus, I would either try to have a friend download it and burn it for you or worst case, reinstall your original copy of Vista and start over with a clean system...verify it is virus free (by installing anti-virus & scanning), then upgrade Vista to Win7, or clean install over Vista...
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27 Jul 2009   #14
cartel

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archvile View Post
before explaining my problem, i'd like to say that, i formatted 3 times and made 4 different fresh installs of windows, and nothing has changed.

so, after installing the windows, i download the latest versions of different programs(like live messenger, utorrent, acdsee etc.), and i install them. no problem so far. they're running smoothly, and don't cause me any troubles. BUT after some time, icons and files related to those programs i installed stops working. for example; i try to open a picture, double click it, and nothing happens, acdsee doesn't open(also checked the processes tab in task manager, it's not in there neither). and i have to right click it and open with windows' default viewer.

or, i download a torrent file, double click it, nothing happens again.then i say "i'll just open utorrent and drag the torrent file to the program"i i try to open utorrent, double click it, guess what? same thing happens, can't open it. and then i say "maybe utorrent is broken or something, why don't i just install it again from the setup that i just downloaded few minutes ago", i double click the setup file, again, nothing happens..and i also noticed that, when i run the setup, that security window pops up saying:" are you sure u want to install bla bla" and in the Publisher part, it says "unknown publisher". what the hell? i just installed it few minutes ago and i've seen the publisher's name in that spot....and here's the best and funniest part : when i download the same setup again, it works while the old one still doesn't.. and of course after some time it also stops working..

i'm looking for a solution since the x86 rtm came out, and couldn't find anything yet, and this driving me crazy. i hope u guys can help me, otherwise i'll need to install vista again i guess.
I had a similar issue when using rocket dock and\or media encoder screen capture.
I had to right-click icons, double click didn't work.
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27 Jul 2009   #15
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archvile View Post
damn it, i have like 4 different builds, none of their hashes match with those real ones =/

anyway, i'm downloading a real one atm, checked the hashes.. this virus can't infect a iso file right? i think it's just for the .exes
are you downloading from the infected computer?

if not for security purposes you should try to use a different machine as you will need to burn (you essentially need a executable program that can burn a file which will become infected pretty much the moment you open it...) a disk image...
from the looks of it it should not infect anything but executables
but as always check the hashes just in case (if you are moving the file to another computer then check it after you moved it)

also delete any and all exe's that have touched that computer as the have a possibility of infection...

if you are using another computer to download and burn still check the hashes and then format the computer that was infected...
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