I know this has been discussed on and off for many years. However,none of the old solutions are helping me solve the problem. I have been battling trojans, viruses and rootkits that AVG has not stopped, on a WIndows 7 desktop. I have used Malwarebytes and Stopzilla to get rid of a TDSS rootkit and numerous viruses and trojans.
However, at the end of it all, I now cannot run an .EXE files - I can laucnh the app by launching an associated document, like .DOC or .HTM, but not the executable itself.
I assume something is blocking these files! Either a virus or an over-zealous fix by Stopzilla or MB. I am hoping someone can shed some light. I am running another full system scan right now using Stopzilla and nothing is coming up (so far).