I have recently installed Windows XP Pro SP2. Whenevr I try to run any .exe file I get the following error: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. I read some where that if we right click on the file and in Properties->Security click the unblock option, this problem is solved but this is not working for me as I dont get Security tab in Properties.Please help!! Due to this I am not able to install any software in my computer
In this thread the problem was caused by the Trend Micro antivirus.
If this is the same problem, then the solution was:
If you're not using Trend Micro, I would still advice to turn off all firewall and antivirus, and try again.
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None of the solutions worked for me. So I uninstall my antivirus(which was an exe file ofcourse, if I saved it on my harddisk and then try to run it I got the same error, so I run it directly without saving). And now I no more get the windows error and can atleast execute any exe file. The first thing I m gonna do now is install a proper antivirus!!! :)