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UNABLE TO RUN, USE TASKMGR, OR SEARCH


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#1 Tonie7780

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 04:35 PM

Hello,

I am unable to use the task manager, run or search. I get an regedit.exe error. I have tried to run malwarebytes but I get an error application failed to initialize properly. I am also getting an error that reads remind._XP.exe that comes up randomly. The administrator account is functioning okay but the user accounts are having these problem. :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 05:58 PM

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=r...mp;oq=&aqi=

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 06:31 PM

Thank you hamluis for the reply,

These articles give mixed information. Is this dangerous? Is this something that can be removed? How? I am still unable to use task manager, run, or even search. Each time I try one of this options it states windows can not create shortcut here. I also do not have the ability to run Malwarebytes I get error application failed to initialize properly. :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 08:52 PM

Very few life situations are clear-cut, IMO...I choose to evaluate information and then make a decision.

Based on the info you have provided thus far...all I can determine is that you have a system that is messed up. I can't tell you why it is, I cannot tell you how to "fix" something I cannot diagnose.

You reported onscreen, I provide you with the resources to gain some knowledge about what you reported.

I will tell you that inability to run programs/functions within XP...can be an indication of malware...can just be an indication of a Windows system that is in need of repair/maintenance.

What AV program is installed?

What SP is the latest installed?

Are You Infected Detecting Malware Infection - http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1666

What are the last 3 errors reflected in Event Viewer? Double-click on a line item to see the detail.

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 02:00 PM

I have moved (split away) your DDS/HijackThis log to the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum as they are not permitted in this forum and we cannot continue here. Please go here, click on the Options button in the upper right corner of that thread and choose Track this topic. Subscribe to that topic to ensure you are notified when a helper replies.

Now that your log is posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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