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Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file

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I recently got the "fake xp security 2012" virus and when I tried to remove it with AVG things got worse. Now I no longer receive the "fake xp security 2012" pop up. Instead I now get an error message when I try to do anything, including running the recommended malware remover or Hijackthis from my flash drive. This is the error message:

Error "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item"

any advice is greatly appreciated!

Thank you!
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Go to the Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal forum, read the first post and follow instructions.

Come back here once you get a clean bill of health if you still have problems.
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