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Old 04-16-2005, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default Windows apps closing when opened

Whenever I open various windows applications such as Task Manager, Regedit, msconfig, etc. It closes within 3 seconds.

Does anyone know of a source of this problem and how to fix it?
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Old 04-16-2005, 10:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Windows apps closing when opened

virus prob. maybe hackers. how long been goin on?
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Old 04-16-2005, 10:57 PM   #3
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Default Re: Windows apps closing when opened

It does it offline as well, along with that, I re-installed Windows about two days ago and it started shortly after I disabled Windows Messenger. Could that be the problem?

And besides installing various drivers for hardware and a few known apps.
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Default Re: Windows apps closing when opened

No, Windows Messenger will definetly not be the problem. This just stops people sending messages to your comp for advertising, and would not be the source of the problem.

This is definetly weird, and I've never heard of this before. I'll do some research and get back to you.

EDIT: It could easily be a virus that you've got from somewhere without knowing.

Have you got an up to date antivirus? Spyware remover?

If not go here:

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/hous...start_corp.asp

It runs a free scan on your PC, and tells you what you have at the end, but then you need to delete them manually. But it tells you in easy steps.

Hope this helps
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Default Re: Windows apps closing when opened

Also has anyone sent you files that didn't work when you opened them or something? And when did this start happening?
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