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cannot run DDS.SCR


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#1 QuantumSpaceTime

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 02:21 AM

Hi,

I'm following through the Preparation Guide but I cannot run DDS.SCR on my infected machine. On double clicking the DDS icon, Windows responds with "Choose the program you want to use to open this file". Is there any way to get around this problem?

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 04:26 AM

Edit: quietman7 has the floor.

Edited by dc3, 04 February 2009 - 01:18 PM.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:09 PM

If you cannot get DDS to work, please try this instead.

Please download RSIT by random/random and save it to your Desktop.
Note: You will need to run this tool while connected to the Internet so it can download HijackThis if it is not located on your system. If you get a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding Rist attempting to contact the Internet, please allow the connection.
  • Close all applications and windows so that you have nothing open and are at your Desktop.
  • Double-click on RSIT.exe to start the program.
  • If using Windows Vista, be sure to Run As Administrator.
  • Click Continue after reading the disclaimer screen.
  • Leave the drop down box set to default: "List/folders created or modified in the last 1 month (30 days).
  • When the scan is complete, a text file named log.txt will automatically open in Notepad.
  • Save the log file to your desktop and copy/paste the contents into a new topic in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here.
Important: Be sure to mention that you tried to follow the Prep Guide but were unable to get DDS to run. If RSIT did not work, then reply back here.
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