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Curtis Mayfield

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Nearly every program I try to run gets the following error ," ie. whatever program I'm trying to run " is not a valid Win 32 application.

Can't run HJT because of this problem, and my Embarq online security has all but dissappeared. Ran the online Kaspersky scan and it found 5 viruses that had already been renamed by Embarq security. I manually deleted these.

Can't run Combo fix either. Not even in safe mode.

I have XP1. I've never been able to upgrade to 2. Everytime I tried My computer messed up and ran like crap. So I gave up on that.


Before the problem started, my Embarq Security detected a couple of viruses while I was online and SUPPOSEDLY took care of'em. When I rebooted is when the problem started.


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Have a look at this link, especially at the part that deals with viruses and other malware.

I suggest that you post to the malware forum of Geeks to Go. You can use the link in my signature. Take all the preliminary steps and if that doesn't help, and if possible, post a HJT log as per instructions.
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I'm fairly sure it's because of the malware. I can't run anything without getting the message. Any program i use gets this message, so I don't think they're all corrupted, even though I'm sure it's possible that malware could screw up numerous files. I'll re post in the Malware forum. Didn't at first because I have no HJT log too show.
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