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#1 wfrazier

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 03:57 PM

Hi,

My system was recently attacked by SpySheriff and other bad stuff. Slowly I'm getting things back to normal.

The current problem is 3 items in the Administrative Tools option of Control Panel will not run when I click on their icons (Computer Management, Event Viewer, and Component Services). When I right click the items and select properties I find all fields under the Shortcut Tab either empty or grayed out. You can not enter any Target: and the Find Target... button is grayed out.

If I go to the System32 directory I can start all the programs by double clicking their directory entry.

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get these programs working properly by clicking their shortcut icon in the Administrative Tools and restoring the Shortcut info. to the icon?

Thanks again

WFrazier

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 08:58 PM

OK, I'll answer my question. I was able to delete the shortcuts that didn't work. I then created new shortcuts for each item. The only possible problem I can see for the solution I used is the original targets had file locations like

%SystemRoot%system32perfmon.msc /s,

some with startup options like /s

The shortcuts I created have specific file locations like

C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32COMPMGMT.MSC

and I have no idea if they should have a startup option or not.

At least they are working again like they should.

WFrazier




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