Windows 7 - can't open executable files
everything was working well yesterday, but I performed a full scan with adaware, which found 3 issues that didn't seem severe at all (infected jpg etc.).
Today, I can't launch any programs whatsoever, beyond the stuff that launches on startup (can't even launch things like system recovery in control panels). I opened up the task manager and it seems like whenever I launch something, the process shows up for a second and then dies/gets killed.
I knew it wouldn't help, but tried .exe association fix anyways. I also tried killing a processes listed under my user in case one of them was raping the others and this also did not work.
I'd appreciate any help on this.