Have you considered a fresh install of CF? I'd be worried after a virus to start patching bits and pieces and would want to know that everything is 100%. That being said, what do you see in the application logs when it starts up?
Yes I tried a complete uninstall and deleted the cf directory since it was still there. Then did a complete reinstall from scratch. The problem appears when the installer finishes and I go to launch the configuration (CF administrator).
Running this on IIS or Apache?
Have you run the web site configurator after installing CF?
What ever malware you had could have done a number on the web server you are using making things difficult.
I am using IIS 7.0 and yes I ran the configurator.
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What are the coldfusion logs saying?
Did you install the same version of CF when reinstalling?
I didn't see anything unusual in the logs, but I am not keen on what to look for. I've was working with CF 10, but I have tried reinstalling it, removed it and installed CF11. No changes.
I am presently in the process of uninstalling and reinstalling IIS. Will update.
Also, overnight I ran Kapersky Labs Virus Removal Tool. More things were found and eliminated.
I ran Kapersky and found more crap and disinfected. No joy. Uninstalled both IIS and CF, reinstalled IIS, the CF, and the configuration ran, but on the built-in server. Ran Webserver configuration and it doesn't recognize that IIS is even there. Doesn't enumerate the websites.
I am thinking that my Windows 7 Ulitimate SP1 Workstation is subtlely and permanently hosed somehow.
But if anybody has seen this before and has any ideas, please let me know. My Windows 10 update is weeks away.
With so many OS level problems going on, it really makes sense to restore Windows to a prior snapshot, or reinstall. Piecemeal patching is going to cost you more time in the long run.