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I dont know the name of the virus im currently battling, but here's some info for you. Today is the first time I have ever met this machine (its my boss') its got windows 7 on it, and they said its been acting funky for a while. I got here today, tried to start anything and i keep getting popup boxes asking what program do i want to open it with, i choose IE (its either taht or media center) then i get boxes saying am i sure, security risks involved yadayada. i tried to d/l mbam from my usb drive and it wanted to know what program i wanted to open it with, and i was getting no where, not even in safe mode. Well, after some fighting with this machine, i figured out that if you RIGHT click and Open/Start the program, it Will run, if you get the pop up screens, just get out of them. Right now the scan is going, w/180 infected files so far, but I at least am able to use the pc now, im currently waiting for the scan to finish so i can get it back up to par for the boss. When i find the name of the virus that is causing this issue, i will post it, but right now its a mystery!!

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