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Yesterday I started getting the Vista Home Security 2012 fake security pop-ups. Along with it came a fake Adobe Flash Player update. I did not click it. My browser also became disabled. I ran MBAM in safe mode and the problem was seamingly solved. A few hours later the problem came back. I'm in safe mode again, with networking, and can access my browser. I now see that I can't run any exe files. I get the "choose program you want to use to open this file" message. I searched the forum for a solution, but only found one that applies to XP. I'd really appreciate any assistance. Thanks.

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Greetings :)

Please try exeHelper as described here. If that does not completely resolve your issues or the infections persist or return, then please do the following:

Please read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete. Then create a NEW topic here.

One of the expert helpers there will give you one on one assistance when one becomes available.

Please note that it may take 48 hours or more for you to receive a response in the malware removal forum, as it is often busy at times. Please do not reply to your own post asking for help unless its been more than 48 hours since you originally posted, as this can make it appear as though you are being helped and take longer for you to get help.

If you are unable to do all or any of the steps in the link to the directions above, just post your problem into the forum I gave you a link to anyway and someone will be able to assist you.

If you prefer to be assisted via email you may contact support@malwarebytes.org and one of our support staff members will assist you directly.

If you are a reseller, affiliate, technician, corporate, business, educational, government or non-profit customer then please contact corporate-support@malwarebytes.org and include full contact details along with your Reference # when you do to ensure that you receive prompt assistance.

Thank you :)

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