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First off- I love your program. Its easy to use and works great. Keep up the good work.

Anyways, I'm having a major problem with my computer. I recently got a virus while searching for guitar parts. I noticed it right away, as your program told me immediately, and my computer slowed down quite a bit. It was a Trojan virus. As it was getting late, I figured i would shut down my computer for the night, and work on removing the virus the next day, as Trojans take a bit of extra work to remove in my opinion. The next morning i log on, and almost nothing is working. Please understand that all programs, and i do mean ALL PROGRAMS with an exe. file do not work. Itunes, Windows Movie Maker, and even Malwarebytes WILL NOT start up no matter what i do or try. Not even my screensaver. I noticed Malwarebytes was missing the exe. file all together.

Heres where things start to get fun. I figured if maybe I un-installed Malwarebytes, re-installed it, and removed the virus, maybe things could go back to normal. but the problem is, the Add/Remove Programs Wizard is an application, and applications have an exe. file, which means it wont open. I have tried to System Restore my computer back a few days, but the System Restore program is also an application, so that won't work either.

My question is, what is my next step!?! I am completely stumped, and i have no idea where to go from here. I don't want to have to completely restore my computer, so any other possible option will be taken first.

Also, is it possible for a virus to corrupt and/or delete a exe. file?

Thanks for your time!!!!!


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I figured out how to change the file extention. and i did that and everthing worked perfect. i then successfully uninstalled malwarebytes to re download it, and then the computer asked me to restart. and i did so, and now its back to the way it was. nothing will work once again. ive tried multiple times re-download that file, change the file extention, merge, and so on....and its not working. help?!

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Hello , and welcome to Malwarebytes.org

We don't work on Malware removal in the general forums.

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

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