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Windows fails to execute programs

Recently when I rebooted my pc, it ran up to loading the desktop icons and displayed 'DDCActiveMenu.exe Bad Image' message. There were other messages also, but too fast to copy down. When I attempt to run any program, I get RunDll errors and programs failed to initialize errors.

I have Norton Anti-Virus running for 3 years and haven't found any problems. The pc is running XP Professional, ver 2002, with SP2 installed.

Is there something I can do here, or will I need to take it somewhere for service?

Thanks

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You are infected. If you were to run a free program like Dr. Web or Malware bytes you would see the infection. Unless you can reboot the machine eliminating the registry or tag your harddrive to another machine, then I would suggest you take it to somebody. I'm in Scottsdale, AZ or Walkerton, IN.

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Many programs and applications require a reboot for successful installation.

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How to Change the ICON of an EXE file


Some times it becomes necessary to change the ICON of an executable(.exe) file so that the exe file get’s a new appearence.Many of the Tools such as TuneUP Winstyler does this job by adjusting the Windows to display a custom icon to the user.But in reality when the file is carried to a different computer, then it shows it’s original ICON itself.This means that inorder to permanantly change the ICON, it is necessary to modify the executable file and embed the ICON inside the file itself.Now when this is done the exe file’s ICON is changed permanantly so that even if you take file to a different computer it show’s a new icon.


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I’ll give you a step-by-step instruction on how to use this tool to change the icon.

1. Goto www.shelllabs.com and download the trial version of Icon Changer and install it (Works on both XP and Vista).
2. Right-click on the exe file whose ICON is to be changed.
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windows is corrupted, (guess at huge virus attacks.)
needs fresh load from HP recover CD, lost those,?
if the fresh load fails then the HDD is bad.
i can see you tried safe mode
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an all in one, quasi desktop, not a true desktop at all.
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and as such more hard to repair, (parts non standard)
looks like its a 2012 product from HP,
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i guess the F11 key recovery failed.
so page 13 in the book on this PC tells you
how to make recovery media
ah but only works on a running system(must be done day one new pc, so you have this recovery DVD-r or USB stick.

quote
Recovery media can be created on either blank DVD
discs or a USB flash drive (one or the other, but
not both). Create recovery media from the recovery image stored on your hard disk drive.
This image
contains the operating system and software program files that were originally installed on your computer at the factory. You can
create only one set of recovery media for your computer, and the
media can be used only with this computer. Store the recovery media in a safe place.
end qoute.
(wow only one set allowed)
if the hdd is corrupted, even the restore partition can be a wreck.
only real media is good, DVD or USB.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03255541







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or use free micro soft down load ISO, for w7/8 or 10
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then use the COA sticker on back of PC for the lic. activaiton.
W7 in this case.
then down load all hp drivers for w7 and intall them.
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  1. Print out these instructions as we will need to close every window that is open later in the fix. Due to this malware infecting Internet Explorer, it is suggested that you use Firefox or another browser when following these instructions.

  2. Before we can do anything we must first end the Total Security process so that it does not interfere with the cleaning process. To do this we must first download and install a Microsoft program called Process Explorer. Normally, we would have you use the Windows Task Manager, but this rogue will disable the ability to run it. Please download Process Explorer from the following link and save it to your desktop:

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  3. You should now have the Procexp.exe file on your desktop. You now need to rename that file to iexplore.exe. To do this, right-click on the Procexp.exe and select Rename. You can now edit the name of the file and should name it to iexplorer.exe. Once it is renamed you should double-click on the file to launch it.

  4. Once the program is running, you should be presented with a screen similar to the one below.


    procexp.jpg

  5. Scroll through the list of running programs until you see a process named tsc.exe. When you see this process, select the tsc.exe process by left-clicking on it once so it becomes highlighted. Then click on the red X button as shown in the image below. Newer versions of this executable may be using names consisting of random numbers or characters. If you see a process that is composed of random numbers or characters and has a shield icon shield-icon.jpg or a padlock icon padlock-icon.jpg next to it, then you have found the process you need to terminate.


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  6. When you click on the red X to kill the process, Process Explorer will ask you to confirm if you are sure you want to terminate it as shown in the image below.


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    At this point you should press the Yes button in order to kill the process.

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  8. Once downloaded, close all programs and Windows on your computer, including this one.

  9. Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mbam-setup.exe. This will start the installation of MBAM onto your computer.

  10. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button.

  11. MBAM will now automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program before performing a scan. As MBAM will automatically update itself after the install, you can press the OK button to close that box and you will now be at the main program as shown below.


    mbam.jpg

  12. On the Scanner tab, make sure the the Perform quick scan option is selected and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer for Total Security related files.

  13. MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware. This process can take quite a while, so we suggest you go and do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan. When MBAM is scanning it will look like the image below.


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  14. When the scan is finished a message box will appear as shown in the image below.


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    You should click on the OK button to close the message box and continue with the TotalSecurity removal process.

  15. You will now be back at the main Scanner screen. At this point you should click on the Show Results button.

  16. A screen displaying all the malware that the program found will be shown as seen in the image below. Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.


    mbam-total-security.jpg


    You should now click on the Remove Selected button to remove all the listed malware. MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so. Once your computer has rebooted, and you are logged in, please continue with the rest of the steps.

  17. When MBAM has finished removing the malware, it will open the scan log and display it in Notepad. Review the log as desired, and then close the Notepad window.

  18. You can now exit the MBAM program.
Your computer should now be free of the TotalSecurity program. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the PRO version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future.
If you are still having problems with your computer after completing these instructions, then please follow the steps outlined in the topic linked below:
Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log


Associated Total Security Files:
c:\Program Files\TSC
c:\Program Files\TSC\tsc.exe
c:\Program Files\TSC\Sc2C21UvvM.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\winsource.dll
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\TSC.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\TSC.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\TSC
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\TSC\Help.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\TSC\Registration.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\TSC\TSC.lnk
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Uninstall
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Uninstall\Uninstall TSC.lnk
Associated Total Security Windows Registry Information:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\1FD92E3F7C34799BFB075C41DA05D1FE
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D263FA6D-84CC-48A8-9AF6-C664362B7A5B}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{D263FA6D-84CC-48A8-9AF6-C664362B7A5B}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "1FD92E3F7C34799BFB075C41DA05D1FE"
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Download SMITFRAUD cleaner

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/resources/link243.html

  1. Print out these instructions as we will need to close every window that is open later in the fix.

  2. Download SmitfraudFix.exe from here and save it to your desktop:

    SmitFraudFix.exe

    Confirm that the file SmitfraudFix.exe now resides on your desktop, but do not double-click on the icon as of yet. We will use it in later steps. The icon will look like the one below:

    sff-icon.gif


  3. Next, please reboot your computer into Safe Mode by doing the following:

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    2. After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.

    3. Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear

    4. Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.

    5. When you are at the logon prompt, log in as the same user that you had performed the previous steps as.

  4. When your computer has started in safe mode, and you see the desktop, close all open Windows.

  5. Now, double-click on the SmitFraudfix icon that should be residing on your desktop.The icon will look like the one below:

    sff-icon.gif

  6. When the tool first starts you will see a credits screen. Simply press any key on your keyboard to get to the next screen.

  7. You will now see a menu as shown in the image below. Press the number 2 on your keyboard and the press the enter key to choose the option Clean (safe mode recommended).


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  8. The program will start cleaning your computer and go through a series of cleanup processes. When SmitFraudFix is done, it will automatically start the Disk Cleanup program as shown by the image below.


    dc.jpg


    This program will remove all Temp, Temporary Internet Files, and other files that may be leftover files from this infection. This process can take up to a few hours depending on your computer, so please be patient. When it is complete, it will close automatically and you will should continue with step 11.

  9. When Disk Cleanup is finished, you will be presented with an option asking Do you want to clean the registry ? (y/n). At this screen you should press the Y button on your keyboard and then press the enter key.


  10. When this last routine is finished, you will be presented with a red screen stating Computer will reboot now. Close all applications. You should now press the spacebar on your computer. A counter will appear stating that the computer will reboot in 15 seconds. Do not cancel this countdown and allow your computer to reboot.
  11. Once the computer has rebooted, you will be presented with a Notepad screen containing a log of all the files removed from your computer. Examine this log, and when you are done, close the Notepad screen.
Your computer should now be free of the AntiVirGear infection.

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