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I need computer help

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Avaj, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Avaj

    Avaj Peace Be Still

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    Everytime I try to open Windows I get this message

    Windows cannot open this file:

    To open this file, Windows needs to know what program created it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs on your computer.

    What do you want to do?
    Use the Web service to find the appropriate program
    Select the program from a list

    *******************************
    It comes up everytime I open windows, how do I get rid of this?

    TIA
  2. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    The quickest and easiest thing to do is look in your startup folder.
    Click on Start, Program, Startup
    If there is a program there you don't need or windows doesn't recognize just delete it.

    If that doesn't do it then run a spyware scan, I suggest Malware Bytes, and remove anything it finds.
  3. Avaj

    Avaj Peace Be Still

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    It won't let me without that window popping up
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    So go past the window and look for it. You can also check msconfig's Startup, but you had better read up to understand it first or you could disable something you do not want to disable.
  5. Avaj

    Avaj Peace Be Still

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    If I go pass the window, this pops up

    Windows cannot open this file:
    File MSConfig.exe

    To open this file, ......as what I typed earlier
  6. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Hmm, seems like the msconfig.exe is corrupted or missing.
  7. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Honestly, sounds like you've been owned. You probably have a nasty virus and your computer is probably a bot now. (remotely controlled, probably from Russia)

    You have your restore disk? Or a copy of Windows? You probably need to reinstall if you are unable to remove it.

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