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"Bad Image" keeps popping up - Virus or Malware [Closed]

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Angela Breen

Angela Breen

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Hi there,
Thanks for any help offered.

I was reading another forum topic about someone that had this 'bad image' error message that continuously popped up, and mine is doing the same. As the post was from 2009, I thought I should ask for help instead of trying the suggestions, plus the admin from geekstogo asked for specifics info.

Anyway; I have Secunia PSI tray ... and i try to open it to see what needs updating, etc. but this 'bad image' error prevents it from opening, and it prevents random things from opening.

I have Malwarebytes, CCleaner, IExplore, and use Microsoft Security Essentials as my anti-virus firewall. Nothing is being picked up.

Today, i spent 5 hours trying to back up my files onto CD's; and when i got to the 5th disk, the back up froze, and wouldn't do anything so i had to jump ship, and shut down my computer. so only 3/4 of the back up was complete. I had wanted to back everything up so that I could follow the Microsoft tutorial on setting a restore point.

I cannot open my IE icon to access the internet, instead we have to use Google Chrome.

I am okay to use the computer, need simple step by step instructions though!

Thanks for any help! HELP!
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Hi there - lets have a quick looksee first

Download OTL to your Desktop
  • Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
  • Select All Users
  • Under the Custom Scan box paste this in
    C:\Windows\assembly\tmp\U\*.* /s
  • Click the Quick Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
  • When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
  • Post both logs


Download aswMBR.exe ( 1.8mb ) to your desktop.
Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it Click the "Scan" button to start scan

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On completion of the scan click save log, save it to your desktop and post in your next reply

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