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'The Directory Name is Invalid' HELP!

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#1
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' :confused:
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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#2
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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    P9700@2.8GHz w/6MB L2 cache 1066MHz FSB
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    9300M GS 256MB + Intel Integrated 4500MHD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.1" WXGA True Colour Tough
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
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    320GB SATA 7200RPM
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    1MB/s
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#4
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' :confused:
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/service?qid=208279463
 

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#5
Check the setting of Kaspersky first - usually something to do with scanning downloaded files. What browser are you using?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Sony Vaio Z46GDU
    CPU
    P9700@2.8GHz w/6MB L2 cache 1066MHz FSB
    Memory
    6GB DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    9300M GS 256MB + Intel Integrated 4500MHD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.1" WXGA True Colour Tough
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    320GB SATA 7200RPM
    Internet Speed
    1MB/s

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