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'The Directory Name is Invalid' HELP!

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    'The Directory Name is Invalid' HELP!

    I've never had this problem before but I downloaded WINrar 390, And It will not open!
    It comes up with an error message 'C:\Users\(My Name)\Downloads\wrar390.exe - The Directory name is invalid'
    Now, It seems I can't open ANY .exe files! It's really annoying me, Could someone PLEASE help me!?

    (I'm using Windows Vista Home premium!)

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    Re: 'The Directory Name is Invalid' HELP!

    Run a malwarebytes scan and if anything comes up, run a superantispyware scan. Do you have any download managers installed? Can you download to desktop and try again?

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    Re: 'The Directory Name is Invalid' HELP!

    Hi, thanks, I have Kasperky Internet security if that helps?
    It says my laptop is protected?
    I'm just running a scan now, i'll get back to you with the results!

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    Re: 'The Directory Name is Invalid' HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Girl View Post
    I've never had this problem before but I downloaded WINrar 390, And It will not open!
    It comes up with an error message 'C:\Users\(My Name)\Downloads\wrar390.exe - The Directory name is invalid'
    Now, It seems I can't open ANY .exe files! It's really annoying me, Could someone PLEASE help me!?

    (I'm using Windows Vista Home premium!)
    If you can't open downloaded files it may be caused by both infection and 3p security software -here Kaspersky Internet Security.If you nothing wrong find uninstall completely KIS
    Here you have Kaspersky Removal Tool to do perfectly http://support.kaspersky.com/kis2010...?qid=208279463

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    Re: 'The Directory Name is Invalid' HELP!

    Check the setting of Kaspersky first - usually something to do with scanning downloaded files. What browser are you using?

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