I recently had a virus on my laptop disguised as "Vista Smart Security". Using advice I'd seen from this website I used malwarebytes to get rid of it. This was successful but, second time round when the virus attacked again, I couldn't use run malwarebytes or rkill, neither would open.
So I downloaded Super Antispyware. At the time I thought it was odd that the scan found 929 infected files but nevertheless I sent them to quarantine. I should probably say that I stopped the scan after 2 hours, which I regret now.
After the reboot however I'm left with an even bigger problem. I can't open any programs at all. Every time I try to open explorer a message comes up saying "Choose the program you want to use to open this file" And I try to select the right program and the same message keeps popping up.
I first posted this http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1730161
and was advised to to regain your file associations from http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
. But this won't work because I can't even open the website (I'm posting from my desktop) And any command prompts I try to do are denied. So am I still infected and what should I do next?