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#1 3up3down

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:20 AM

Ok so I got a virus the other day and decided to do some homework on it. I found out how to get rid of it and did so. I guess it was the facebook virus that would not let your computer run and would display an antivirus page everytime you tried going online. Anyway in the process I think I may have deleted the wrong .EXE at first. I dont remember what .EXE file I deleted before deleting the right one. Now my computer has a problem knowing what file to run my programs under. Every time I try opening a file it does not know what to open it as. The other problem is that when I download new versions of the program or I download programs to fix this program my computer does not know how to open that file either.
Pleas help

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#2 boopme

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 03:17 PM

Hello and welcome... your bumps made it look like you were being replied to and helped.

Let's fix the file association and then get a scan log.

If XP run this.
o here to Doug KNox's Windows® XP File Association Fixes
Run 9th down on left... EXE File Association Fix ... the EXE not EML one.



Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.45) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2
MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:15 PM

Nope that didn't work. When I ran the 9th one down like you said. It came up with some error screen.
The exact message is
Cannot import (File Name) not all data was written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes.
This is so annoying.
Thanks for trying though.

Edited by 3up3down, 23 April 2010 - 02:18 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2010 - 03:07 PM

OK, You haven't confirmed if this is XP or Vista??
Perhaps we can fix the broken files

Please run System File Checker sfc /scannow... For more information on this tool see How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files

NOTE for Vista users..The command needs to be run from an elevated Command Prompt.
Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,
right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator'


You will need your operating system CD handy.

Open Windows Task Manager....by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

Then click File.. then New Task(Run)

In the box that opens type sfc /scannow ......There is a space between c and /

Click OK
Let it run and insert the XP CD when asked.
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