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Applications Closing Instantly

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Whenever I try to load certain programs, the window will open, but upon clicking on it (anywhere), they will close. No error message is given. The programs I have tried are Windows Live Messenger, iTunes and Windows Media Player.

The problem continues when I try to load any ''social'' websites, such as Last FM, Facebook and MySpace, causing Internet Explorer to close instantly.

I ran a Windows OneCare virus scan last night and it found, stopped and removed one potential criminal. However, the problem persists. I think this is virus related as for a short while last night our wireless (NetGear) was changed to 'open' i.e. anyone could connect. This is substantiated by the fact the same problems are occuring on my laptop. Before it was changed, the problem was non-existant.

I have a HijackThis report if it is needed.

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Yes, it sounds like a computer-virus.
Remove the disk-drive from your desktop computer,
and attach it as a "slave" disk-drive to some other desktop computer, and then run a full virus-scan.

Or, just follow "best practises":
* backup your data & music & E-mail & contacts,
* reinstall Windows from trusted media,
* run Windows Update a bunch of times,
* reinstall anti-virus software,
e.g., http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials
* reload your files.

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