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my desktop has some sort of virus

I have an older model compaq presario S4010Cl operating on windows xp. Everytime I try to open an application it blinks on for a second and goes away. I have had documents just disappear from my computer. I tried to download a cleanup application to get the computer cleaned up but it won't let me do that, nor can I install the anti virus/virus removal system I purchased. Is there anything I can do?

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It's some virus that locks up the .exe files in windows

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I have it on a computer today too. I'll be watching for a fix.

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Try to bypass the malware

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Try to run rkill or exehelper to bypass any malware that might be blocking the install or opening of any application, including antimalware program.

Download all these rkill files using another PC if your browser will not open:
Rkill EXE:
Rkill COM:
Rkill SCR:
Rkill PIF:

exeHelper works like Rkill and you can download two format:

Transfer those files in the infected desktop. Launch rkill.exe.
If the rogue/malware blocks rkill.exe, try rkill.com. Do the same if the rogue/malware will block rkill.com by running the .scr or .pif file.
When it succeed in stopping any known rogue/malware process, do not reboot... but proceed to scan using your anti-malware scanner. You can try Malwarebytes, SUPERAntispyware, Ad-Aware or A-squared if Spybot failed to removed it but try first with Spybot-S&D since it's installed already. Again, do not reboot but scan at once.

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