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Can only open programs by right mouse run as admin

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  • I have a computer that ran into a virus after clean up of the computer it can not open programs, it just pops up with window asking open with.  If you right click on the progrram and run as administrator the program will open and run.
    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 8:47 PM

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  • User Group Permissions have been changed! This is why it's recognizing Administrator! Administrator is The computer user Group with permissions to Author all changes!

    That virus has changed these values so, you are lead to the only option it (The Virus did not change or perhaps could not) which is the Administrator privileges! Group policies is where the virus attacked! 

    A simple reconfiguration of your group policies would and should do the trick! Take back your control. Why you could even lock out that virus with a password to protect your new group policies if you wanted to! This is used by many High end offices, that want to lock out certain or even all employees for the use of snooping or even using their computers for their purposes whether bad or good intended! It's not recommended though in case you forget that password or you'll tire of having to put in a password each and every time! But it would in essence lock out (Almost like a Quarantine the virus) the virus. The virus would be there still but if it wants to run it will now ask you the operator for permissions to run it's self! It's possible than to recognize the virus (Culprit) and trash it in your trash (recycle bin) then when there use a recycle incinerator program to burn it to nothing so it's no longer even retrievable ever again!  Problem solved! I always ask my self why everyone is always willing to start over again by reinstalling the OS again! The user looses all their saved data then that way...especially if they did not have a  external hard dive and program for back up or an on line back up system in place! Don't know how ya got the virus but ya may want to consider a better supplier of your security software!!! I have created a security system I know can lock out viruses and Trojans and all and the viruses will be going at a full bore task to knock out my method and hardware out in order to to run virus, malware, Trojans alike! I just need someone to give me a grant to produce it for the world public, private consumers!!! Oh and also it won't end up doing it (succeeding) that is!!!

    Well I would hope much of that helps!

    Group policy changes in the windows registry so it's rather rock solid!


    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 8:17 AM

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  • You have two ways to proceed:

    • Restore your system state using a restore point that dates before the appearance of your problem
    • Perform a full scan on all your disks to delete the virus and perform a repair install of your OS

     

     


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    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 8:53 PM
  • In Xp there is an option to reinstall windows.  I am not seeing it in Vista Business,  just the system recovery options  or a fresh install.  Note there is no system restore to work with or originoal image to work with,
    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 10:09 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.

     

    Please perform the following steps to repair the system and check the result:

    Step 1:

    Run the System File Checker (SFC) to repair Windows Vista system files

    1. Click Start, type "cmd" (without the quote) in the Start Search bar, right-click cmd.exe and click run as administrator.

    2. Input the following commands and press Enter after each line.

    sfc /scannow

    Note: There is a SPACE between "SFC" and "/Scannow". This command will take several minutes to complete.

    If the corrupted files are detected but cannot be fixed, we need Windows Vista Installation Disk to repair Windows.

    Step 2: In-Place Upgrade

    Note: After performing In-Place Upgrade, your personal data and installed programs usually will not be removed but we may need to run Windows Update to install all the available updates for your system to update these system files to the current version. This troubleshooting process is time consuming. Your patience is highly appreciated.

    As to the steps of In-Place Upgrade, I still would like to explain that it will reinstall all system files with this method. You may need to reinstall some applications to upgrade some files to a higher version, because they may be replaced during the installation of Windows. It will take about two hours to repair. Your personal files and settings will be kept as they were after the installation. However, it is always recommended to backup the important information and files to other partitions or other disks before doing it.

    If you would like to perform the In-place Upgrade, let’s refer to the following steps.

    1. Start the computer by using the current Operating System.

    2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD in the computer's DVD drive.

    3. Use one of the following procedures, as appropriate:

    If Windows automatically detects the DVD, the Install now screen appears. Click Install now.

    If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:

    a. Click Start, type Drive:\setup.exe, and then click OK.

    Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.

    b. Click Install now.

    4. When you reach the "Which type of installation do you want?" screen, click Upgrade to upgrade the current operating system to Windows Vista.

    Best Regards

    Magon Liu

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    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 8:35 AM
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  • Hi,

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we assume that the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios. If the issue still persists, please feel free to  reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.

    BTW,  we’d love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. Thanks for your understanding and efforts.

     

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    Friday, May 6, 2011 3:09 AM
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  • User Group Permissions have been changed! This is why it's recognizing Administrator! Administrator is The computer user Group with permissions to Author all changes!

    That virus has changed these values so, you are lead to the only option it (The Virus did not change or perhaps could not) which is the Administrator privileges! Group policies is where the virus attacked! 

    A simple reconfiguration of your group policies would and should do the trick! Take back your control. Why you could even lock out that virus with a password to protect your new group policies if you wanted to! This is used by many High end offices, that want to lock out certain or even all employees for the use of snooping or even using their computers for their purposes whether bad or good intended! It's not recommended though in case you forget that password or you'll tire of having to put in a password each and every time! But it would in essence lock out (Almost like a Quarantine the virus) the virus. The virus would be there still but if it wants to run it will now ask you the operator for permissions to run it's self! It's possible than to recognize the virus (Culprit) and trash it in your trash (recycle bin) then when there use a recycle incinerator program to burn it to nothing so it's no longer even retrievable ever again!  Problem solved! I always ask my self why everyone is always willing to start over again by reinstalling the OS again! The user looses all their saved data then that way...especially if they did not have a  external hard dive and program for back up or an on line back up system in place! Don't know how ya got the virus but ya may want to consider a better supplier of your security software!!! I have created a security system I know can lock out viruses and Trojans and all and the viruses will be going at a full bore task to knock out my method and hardware out in order to to run virus, malware, Trojans alike! I just need someone to give me a grant to produce it for the world public, private consumers!!! Oh and also it won't end up doing it (succeeding) that is!!!

    Well I would hope much of that helps!

    Group policy changes in the windows registry so it's rather rock solid!


    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 8:17 AM
  • i like your responce but i really dont know alot about how to reconfigure group policies. much less what exactly they are... i know this comes almost 3 months late but is there a step by step how to someware? i been looking all day and half of what people are saying dosent make sence or simply dosent jive with what im seeing on my screen
    Monday, August 1, 2011 12:50 AM
  • Thank you very much for giving a basic description of how to correct this problem, but I would agree with Johnny Red Shoes.  Is there a step-by-step instruction for correcting the problem?  I've tried to determine what needs to be changed, but don't see anything that can resolve the matter.

    Can you provide specific step-by-step intructions or at least which specific policies need to be changed and to what settings?

    Thank you for your time and assistance.

     

    Merry Christmas,

    Mark

    Monday, December 26, 2011 1:24 AM
  • This link helped me out a ton! http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-performance/cannot-open-programs-unless-run-as-administrator/e939ba45-c6ab-499d-ab21-433e7314d344
    Sunday, January 22, 2012 6:25 AM
  • I Just Open This Website And Then Click For EXE File, Download It And Run The Registry. It Worked For Me.

    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/File-association-fixes-for-Windows-Vista.html

    Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:59 AM