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w0mbat

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Re:xp cannot find exe
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2003, 01:14:23 PM »
I had a clients machine that was not allowing any .exe files to be run.

It was the swen virus (from fake Microsoft email)  >:(

Sorta sounds like your problem.

Just relating how I solved the problem i had with the clients computer. ;D

Starting in safe mode with comand prompt will allow you to run the exe file I recommended above and will clean out the swen if thats the cause.

Cheers!   :D

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Re:xp cannot find exe
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2003, 01:53:00 PM »
Just thinking Norton came as a bundle didn't it? so yes Norton must have been installed at some time.

See: DOS under XP / NAV http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=259;start=0

Maybe we got something... I have to manually set up the Windows Registry after NAV uninstalling. Works ok for exe files... Luck  ;)
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whocares

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Re:xp cannot find exe
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2003, 01:58:38 PM »
Hi w0mbat,

was this on a Win9x / ME machine or on NT/2000/XP ?

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w0mbat

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Re:xp cannot find exe
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2003, 03:44:22 PM »
win2K machine


whocares

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Re:xp cannot find exe
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2003, 03:48:48 PM »
ok, good to know that about the cmdline..
thx..

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pedritothegreat

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Re:xp cannot find exe
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2003, 06:23:16 PM »
W0mabt, thanks very much, I downloaded swenfix as you suggested, and  ran it from safe mode with command prompt (dos), rebooted and here I am up and running again. The swenfix did say there was no virus present probably because Avast had already deleted it, once again thank you all for your support and ideas, I tried them all and won in the end!
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pedritothegreat

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Re:xp cannot find exe
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2003, 06:25:23 PM »
Sorry should have said: upgraded from win2000 to xpPro, normally runs very well without "crashes".
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Re:xp cannot find exe
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2003, 03:42:48 AM »
Hey pedritothegreat, could you tell me if you installed Norton Antivirus in your computer someday (even in the past)?
(see my post above) ;)
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w0mbat

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Re:xp cannot find exe
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2003, 06:03:34 AM »
pedritothegreat,

well done!   :D


pedritothegreat

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Re:xp cannot find exe
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2003, 07:08:34 AM »
Yes I did have Norton installed, just checked the disc:
It came with my drivers (via series) on an Epox disc bundler with Ghost and Antivirus, disc dated 19/02/2001.
Hope that helps you too.
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Re:xp cannot find exe
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2003, 02:15:30 PM »
Yes I did have Norton installed, just checked the disc:
It came with my drivers (via series) on an Epox disc bundler with Ghost and Antivirus, disc dated 19/02/2001.
Hope that helps you too.
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Could you see what you have in the following registry keys (if you are not an 'expert', just see, don´t change the registry):

Run Regedit.exe
Go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers

Are there any Symantec drivers listed or just avast!?  ;)
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pedritothegreat

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Re:xp cannot find exe
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2003, 08:06:45 PM »
Ref. regedit: no I do not have those exact lines in my registry.
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Re:xp cannot find exe
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2003, 02:17:24 PM »
Ref. regedit: no I do not have those exact lines in my registry.
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Ok if you have Windows 98/Me.
Strange in Windows 2000/XP.
Although, you must have avast! keys for correct working of the antivirus.
Since you do not have any Symantec driver listed, you´re a happy man  ;)
Thanks for your support.
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pedritothegreat

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Re:xp cannot find exe
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2003, 06:23:23 PM »
No it's for me to thank you. I am so impressed with the way my problem was handled at your end, you all deserve every success.
Good luck.
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Re:xp cannot find exe
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2003, 04:44:06 AM »
No it's for me to thank you. I am so impressed with the way my problem was handled at your end, you all deserve every success.
Good luck.
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Your wellcome to avast! foruns. Come back frequently... not just if you experience trouble.
By the way, I could handle your trouble becouse I had the same at the early beginning...  ;D
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