**If the PC no longer boots**
Run a repair install. Be prepaired to enter a CD key. hit ignore for any errors that may come up, and DONT deficate yourself when it reboots and looks like you just installed clean, youll find that after hitting next > next> on the welcome screen, it goes back into your origional install, settings, files and all.
-Boot to safe mode
-Start > run > Command.com
-in the prompt enter regedit
*note: In my case, simply start>run>regedit would also return a "regedit is not a valid win32 application"
-Browse to HKCR > .exe >
-verify the default value is exefile
-Browse to HKCR > exefile > shell > open > command
-In the Default Value, the entry SHOULD be "%1" %*
In my case, the default value was c:\WINDOWS\System32\pump.exe "%1" %*
RESOLUTION: Remove the C:\WINDOWS\System32\pump.exe and verify the entry is ONLY "%1" %*
note: Changes should take effect imemdiatly after changnig the registry key.
-Reboot, run all your favorite anti-malware scans. Smile as they actually OPEN when you click them.
This article was written quickely, and was not edited. This article was published ONLY so that anyone in a similar senerio will hopfully stumble upon it and have hope for resolving what seems to be a relitivly new virus.
have a good night,
( Thanks to \malex\ for the pointers )
EDIT: Moved to more appropriate forum
Edited by garmanma, 24 October 2009 - 11:18 AM.