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All EXEs stopped Running after running Anti Malware


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I had installed the MalwareBytes Anti Malware application and removed the malware. It could successfully remove the spyware. However, it stopped running any exes from my machines.

IT include word, excel, mspaint, notpad, ie, chrome, cmd, ipconfig, regisedit etc.... However these EXEs are present on the laptop. Even this spyware is not running anymore....

But If I open it in other way then it is working for few cases such as excel, word etc. (That means if I double click the .doc file then it is opening in WORD)

Due to this issue I am not able to run many application directly from the windows explorer.


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DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix, or HijackThis fixes without supervision.

Doing so could make your pc inoperatible and could require a full reinstall of your OS, losing all your programs and data.

Stay with this topic until I give you the final 'All clean' post.

Vista users:

1. These tools MUST be run from the executable. (.exe)

2. With Admin Rights (Right click, choose "Run as Administrator") every time you run them

1) exeHelper

Please download exeHelper to your desktop.

Double-click on exeHelper.com to run the fix.

A black window should pop up, press any key to close once the fix is completed.

Post the contents of log.txt (Will be created in the directory where you ran exeHelper.com)

Note: If the window shows a message that says "Error deleting file", please re-run the program before posting a log - and post the two logs together (they will both be in the one file).

Also try a scan with MBAM

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