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Calculator replaced with "accwiz.exe"


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ACher91

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Probably not the most pressing problem you guys have had to deal with so far, but... here goes.

Okay so... I tried opening the calculator program today to find the icon changed to the accesibility wizard for some reason. I clicked on it, and well... that's what it was. The shortcut has been changed to windows/system32/accwiz.exe. Well, never having seen it before, I went through it thinking that it would let me get to calculator afterwards, but no... It also messed up my menu and title bar sizes. Anyway, after messing with my display settings for a while I got everything (else) back to normal, but my calculator is still missing. -_-

So, how would I get my calculator back? :) I really loved it. :unsure: Also, if anybody has any ideas on why windows decided to be retarded and do this to me in the first place, that'd be swell too. :yes:
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Calculator is at C:\windows\system32.
Go there and see if calculator will open. If it does, then create another shortcut.

Also try start/run and type in calc and hit ok.

Usually when windows acts stupid and things get changed it could be malware or virus.
I suggest you go to the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post the reguested logs in THAT forum. If you are unable to run any of the tools then start a new topic in the malware forum and put this in the subject line...I am unable to run any malware tools

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

Add a link to this topic so that malware tech can see what steps have been taken here
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Yep, calc is gone. It doesn't exist in system32 anymore.

Edited by Essexboy, 16 May 2011 - 11:33 AM.
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