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techtrainer1
Level 7

Get Error: Not a Valid Win32 application-When attempting to run downloaded .exe or .msi

Percieved problem deduced through research: I have a TDSServ virus and it is not allowing me to open or unpack any .msi or .exe files

Symptom: Double-click on a .exe or .msi file and system gives me an error that the file is not a valid Win32 application or

in the case of trying to open the file for McAfee virtual technician, my system says to check with the author to see if the file is a valid windows install package

It started as a Google Redirect virus, which, upon doing a search, you click on one of the links, the system takes you to something totally different. Most often you get redirected to a "parenting" or "Apartment finder" web site. Fixed that part by running RegCure, Windows defender, and Hitman Pro.

I would be really curious as to not only how to fix the item list at the top, but with all the money I spend on McAfee products, how did this get through?

thanks to anyone who can help

BV

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Dinz
Level 16

Re: Get Error: Not a Valid Win32 application-When attempting to run downloaded .exe or .msi

Hi ,

Seems that this is a rootkit that’s not allowing you to open any file in the computer. Please follow the steps in this document http://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-1294 that would provide you more inputs on the scenario.

Regards,
Dinesh K

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