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Author Topic: Antivirus Software Alert & Application cannot be executed. **** is infected.  (Read 2452 times)

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    Hi, I was wondering if I could get some help with my computer. It seems to have the same problem as the user "arunpedha" who's thread is found here: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,95177.0.html

    I cannot open explorer.exe nor any other .exe files, even task manager. I do not want to restart the computer in the fear that it cannot start up.

    I am not very experienced with these sorts of things but I read on arunpedha's thread that this issue was fixed and I was going to try the same method but read in the thread that that was unadvisable and to start my own.

    Could someone please help me.


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    Hello, and welcome to Computer Hope.

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