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So I think I am infected with a virus, but I am not a hundred percent sure. I've been trying to google search the problem, but it is kind of a weird problem and I haven't been able to find anything quite like this in two days! I am currently unable to run...well...anything, except a few things. I can run my web browser, league of legends, winamp, and some basic programs like that, but I am unable to run anything to figure out what wrong with my computer. I have tried chkdsk, I've tried running CMD (it will run in regular mode, but can't run it as administrator) regedit, tried installing a few things (malwarebytes was one of them) and I can't do it. This is the message I get generally: "Windows cannot find C:/(insert path and program here) make sure you typed the name correctly and try again." I am also getting: This file does not have a program associated with it please isntall a program or, if one is already installed, create a default association in Default Programs control panel." whenever I try to open like control panel, or anything like that (from the windows+X shortcut.) I am using windows 8 on an HP Pavillion g7 laptop. Any help would be appreciated. The reason I said I THINK I have a virus is I havent really noticed much in the way of performance issues, maybe a LITTLE slower, but not really noticible.

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Unfortunately there is a very wide misperception that everything bad in relation to computer software is a "virus". While you may be infected with malicious software chances are more likely than not that it is a trojan and not a virus. All viruses and trojans are malware (malicious software) but not all malware are viruses.

Assuming that you may be infected, please take full advantage of the instructions below to receive free, personal, expert assistance in checking your system and removing any malicious software and correcting any modifications (damage) any malware may have caused.

Please see the following topic which has information on how to obtain assistance;

Available Assistance for Possibly Infected Computers

Good luck!

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I cant do any of those things listed, I've already read through and tried everything, see, I can't open, install, run...none of that. I can't seem to do ANYTHING. Also, I was going to just simply re-install windows, but I can't read the key on the sticker on the bottom of my laptop, it is worn off. I am completely perplexed at this point, is there a time when a trojan or something simply can't be fixed?

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Hi, BrotherRob:

Until DHL returns, yes, sometimes the best bet is to start over and reinstall Windows.

However, it might be a good idea to go ahead and start a new topic over in the malware removal section >>HERE<< anyway.

Even if you cannot run the DDS scanner tool because the infection has crippled the system, the experts there will have some additional tools to use to try to get you cleaned.

It's worth a try, and you have nothing to lose.

Just start a new topic, explaining that you are unable to run DDS and explaining the situation as best you can.

If you want, you can include a reference back to this topic by including the link below in your post:




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