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What To Do When Executables Aren't working?


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shae_QA

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My PC has been performing very poorly lately. Norton Antivirus found and removed over 49 instances of malware last week. This week, mghtml.exe seems to be giving me problems. (I also have Mcafee, which came with the PC.) I cannot get IE to open at all. I see the IE process in task manager, but the window never opens. I don't appear to be able to do anything related to connecting to the net besides remote desktop to my work PC. I became so frustrated that I deleted mghtml.exe in the Mcafee shared folder via MS Dos prompt. I obviously deleted the wrong thing since Mcafee is failing, but mghtml.exe in still displaying in task manager chewing up PC memory… as much as 100%.

What can I do to get executables to work if I cannot get on IE? I thought about trying to purchase a disk to help with the removal if any problem, but how would it run?

I've already copied regedit.exe to regedit.com and made sure the command subkey has "%1" %*"

Any other ideas? :whistling:
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#1 End task on the 100% processes, backup anything you want to keep.

#2 Format, sounds like its to far gone.

#3 In reality you could spend hours, days, maybe even a week trying to fix all that and make it run right, but it only takes 3-5 hours to get your pc formatted and reinstalled with all the programs you normally use.

Sounds like viruses have eaten your machine :whistling:

If you do want to take the days to fix it though, post back and I have some tips for you.

Edited by AitrusSkyy, 02 August 2006 - 11:10 AM.

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you should go to the malware forum click start here at the top of page


download and run this program


http://www.ewido.net/en/
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I sure don't want to wipe it clean. But if I can burn all of my important files to DVD, it may be worth it.

I think I'll try to repair it before i go the start from scratch route.
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are you running two antivirus at same time ....you should be only running just one antivirus program



http://search.yahoo....mp;p=mghtml.exe


theres some info at that site
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I disabled Mcafee antivirus and kept the firewall.

I decided to wipe the hard drive, but called Dell first.

Apparently, they have something called system restore and I'll be able to restore my PC to factory defaults without the use of a disk. (which is good since my d: quit responding yesterday.) With that, I think Dell just made a loyal customer for life.

Anyway, I think this is the most desirable solution for me.

Thanks for the help.
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