Can't open ANY exe's!

  NirvanaGuy 20:28 29 Nov 2004

I think that Lavasoft's Ad-aware is one of the most annoying programs EVER! Again, it has thrown my system off it's normal pattern. For some reason I can't open ANY executables. I don't understand how I'm running IE but I am luckily.

If anyone can lend me a hand and help me out of this hole I would be greatful!

  john-232317 20:33 29 Nov 2004

Go into quarantine and click restore.

  NirvanaGuy 20:39 29 Nov 2004

dadyassa, I can't open Ad-Aware

  VoG II 21:00 29 Nov 2004

Which version of Windows? If XP then:

Restart, keep tapping F8 to bring up a boot menu.

Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

Select the operating system to start (if you have multiple operating systems installed).

Log on with an account that is a member of the administrators group.

At the command prompt, type


Press Enter

This will start the "Welcome to System Restore" screen. Go through the steps of the Wizard and follow the instructions to restore your system to a previous restore point

  JaßîsFaß ˜ 21:08 29 Nov 2004

Have you tried this fix? click here

  joethebow 21:09 29 Nov 2004

I don't think this is the doing of addaware. I think this is the result of a virus. I had it a little while ago.

Have a look at my original thread I think you'll find the answer there.

click here

(Sorry don't know how to make it a link)

  NirvanaGuy 21:40 29 Nov 2004

I always do this, and I am very sorry but I'm not running XP but 98SE

  VoG II 21:46 29 Nov 2004

Start, Shutdown, Restart in MS-DOS

at the > prompt type

scanreg /restore

and press the Enter key. You should be given the option to restore the registry to one of 5 previous dates. Choose the most recent before you had problems.

I would agree though that this is more likely the result of having a virus than running Ad-aware.

  JaßîsFaß ˜ 22:19 29 Nov 2004

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