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Windows 7: Windows 7 only opening!

12 Nov 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
Windows 7 only opening!

Hey guys Windows 7 for me at the moment is only opening Internet explorer 64bit and thats it,
It wont run or open anything else pretty much.
im sure ive picked up a virus or something of some sort but i dont know how to fix this

please please help


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12 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Try to download Malicious Software Removal Tool | Protect Your Computer

And try to scan with your antivirus. If you can't, boot into safe mode and try there.
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12 Nov 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64
still wont load anything

hey there,
sorry to be a pain in the ar#$ but it wont even run anything in safe mode..
it will run internet explorer and thats about it

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12 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

In this case i would recommend completely wiping your hard drive, and re-install windows. If it is a virus you will want to get rid of it ASAP.
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12 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Pick up your HDD and install it on healthy computer as a slave drive.

Then do a full scan.
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12 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackzero View Post
Pick up your HDD and install it on healthy computer as a slave drive.

Then do a full scan.
The only thing about do that is the fact that if that hard drive does have a bad enough virus to do that, if you hook it up to another machine then it could spread. Am I right?

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12 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

A system restore might help
System Restore

Run Malwarebytes
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12 Nov 2010   #8

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS

Run a scan for malware with Malwarebytes. Rename it iexplore.exe and then try.

If the above option fails, you'd be better off with a windows reinstall as its the safest, surest and fastest fix.
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12 Nov 2010   #9


virus probably modified the .exe registry setting to execute the virus instead of other programs - without a bat file fixing your .exe registry setting, you're in for a rough time.

I've pasted a small .bat entry that you can create in order to help combat the executable(s).
Copy it out into a notepad and save it as a .bat attempt to run this before clicking malwarebytes or whatever you wish to scan with.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"Content Type"="application/x-msdownload"
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