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Exe files don't work in normal and safe modes


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#1 Creepy

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:01 AM

Hi guys,

I had an ugly run in with AntiSpyware Pro and I *think* it rewrote my registry, disabled my run32dll, and crippled my web browsers. I'm pretty sure I've cut out all the infected files at this point, but I still can't get exe's to run. I haven't tried to restore file associations in safe mode with DOS prompt yet but will try that and let you guys know how that turns out. In the meantime, I'm hoping some of you folks can help me out with this one since I'm trying to get the machine running ASAP since it's a work computer.

Anyway, what I was hoping to do was restore file association of exe's, so I can run a registry fixer and hope it would fix the damage done by the trojan. Is this a good idea?



Thanks in advance.


PS: I can't use that program to post the startup activity because of the exe issues. Also, run32dll doesn't seem to be working either...

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:11 AM

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner.

EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP - #12 on the left.

Right click on it and save the .reg/.vbs file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry/run the script. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.

With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.
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