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Defence Center/TDSSkiller gone but PC not working properly

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#1 Jambo_C


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:05 AM

Hi all,

My PC was recently infected with the Defence Center virus and also the trojanaspx.js.win32 problem. I followed instructions and used the TDSSkiller and MBAM both of which said they had removed items. I rebooted my PC and the virus appears to have gone, the popups and everything has gone but the PC is completely messed up.

No shortcuts work, they either tell me the program cannot be found or I get a box asking me what program I want to use to open the file. It's as if the PC has forgotten what to do with executables. However, if I go to the folder where the .exe file is and right click I get a "start" option and this works. Once I'm on the internet or have a program running it seems fine it's just a pain getting them open. I also get a run32 error when I try to create a new shortcut and I attempted to install a new program and it failed because it couldn't create any services.

Has anybody any ideas about this or experienced anything similar. I don't really want to have to re-install Windows as I no longer have the driver disks or anything. If I can patch it up for around 6 weeks I was going to buy a new PC then anyway.

Any help would be appreciated.


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#2 boopme


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:36 PM

Hello, I am going with XP here.

what program do i want to open file (FILE ASSOC FIX)

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

If the other issue is this..
A "Cannot find...", "Could not run...", "Error loading... or "specific module could not be found" message is usually related to malware that was set to run at startup but has been deleted. Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it since the file was mostly likely removed during an anti-virus or anti-malware scan. However, an associated orphaned registry entry remains and is telling Windows to load the file when you boot up. Since the file no longer exists, Windows will display an error message. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the file when it loads.

To resolve this, download Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.

Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click here if you're not sure how to do this.)
Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.
Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.
When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.
Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.
Right-click on the entry and choose delete.
Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.
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#3 Jambo_C

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:20 AM


Thanks for the response. After a bit of searching round yesterday I managed to find the exact site you've linked me to. Worked a treat. Thanks for the help anyway. :thumbsup:

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