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Weird Virus: "Cannot open EXE"

Posted 10-27-2009 at 06:42 AM by AlexFili
Okay so I randomly found a computer virus (I still have no idea how I got it). I turn on my PC, click on the MSN Messenger shortcut...

"What program would you like to open msnmsgr.exe?"

My face at this point is like What?!

Took me a few minutes to find the solution to the problem, but those were the most trippy minutes of my life...

Anyone else had similar problems?
Total Comments 7


Josh's Avatar
How can you tell it's a virus? Did you do a scan?
Posted 10-27-2009 at 07:43 AM by Josh

Leto's Avatar
Lol, that doesn't really sound like a virus, that sounds like someone moved the location of yr MSN installation. (version upgrade perhaps?)
Posted 10-27-2009 at 11:35 AM by Leto

AlexFili's Avatar
It was every single EXE file. I fixed my registry and did a scan, it was definately a virus.
Posted 10-27-2009 at 11:36 AM by AlexFili

Slig75's Avatar
never seen anything like that before.
Posted 10-27-2009 at 02:22 PM by Slig75

MA's Avatar
aint that a song?
Posted 10-27-2009 at 02:32 PM by MA

Leto's Avatar
oh, that is weird then. my only similar situation is that when i got a weird virus, clicking on any drives/folders would pop up a "memory location missing" alert and the only way to navigate through everything was by going 'explore' to each folder.
Posted 10-27-2009 at 09:25 PM by Leto

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Posted 10-28-2009 at 10:31 AM by Hobo


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