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No .exe files run at all...

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I can turn it on and it go to windows xp OS. But nothing from there can be clicked on besides the "Start" button. I can't do a system restore or anything without it comming up with a message saying "cannot find .exe file that is associated with that". I even tried going into the "Run" section and use commands there but even then it says the same exact thing. It started out when I noticed a "redirecting virus". I have "Malware Bytes" and "CCleaner" that I have installed and run but even those execution files have been affected it seems. I don't know what to do with it. I don't know if it matters but it's a VAIO laptop running windows xp, home ed. I think. Any input would help, thank you for your time.
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Welcome to TSF :)

Download UnHookExec.inf to your Desktop.
Right-Click on UnHookExec.inf and click on Install.
It doen't display any notice or boxes, don't worry it worked.

Download Combofix from this webpage: A guide and tutorial on using ComboFix

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**


1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.


Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
  • When finished, it will produce a report for you.
  • Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt" .
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall
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Nothing what so ever can run. No Internet browser even works. Everything and anything I click on comes up with the same message of not being able to find the file associated with that file name, etc... So I won't be able to download anything to my desktop. If your wondering how I can het on here and post, it's because oft iPhone. Thank you again for your time.
Can you try transferring the above file to your infected computer from another computer using a usb drive.
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