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#1 MCF3778

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 08:25 PM

I had a malware and I removed it.. my explorer.exe file was gone so I replaced it using "sfc /scannow" But now when I click on shortcuts the wrong thing happens.. IE: My Computer opens computer management, the only way to view the file system is manual like the old dos days but programs open containing folders just fine, If I click on a folder VLC player opens and plays the first file in the folder. Is there a way to get windows to remember how to access the file system.. regedit ect...

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 05:24 AM

What malware...and how can you be certain that you removed all traces from your system?

FWIW: IMO, users seldom have one malware item on their system. A look at the scan results from any malware tool will probably back up my assertion.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:32 PM

it was the fake MS sec essentials malware.. mbam and superspyware says its gone Its the first infection i have had in over 2 years, just wondering if there is a fix or would I have to do a repair install, a clean install is out of the question I will move to win 7 before I reinstall xp

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 04:26 PM

If you ran sfc /scannow properly...there's probably little that would be changed by a repair install of XP.

You might try the Doug Knox suggestion, http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/, scroll down to XP Easy File.

You also might try running the chkdsk /r command.

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Edited by hamluis, 20 October 2010 - 08:38 AM.


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Posted 19 October 2010 - 09:02 PM

I have done all the check disk commands that is basic computer trouble shooting and your link is 404

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 08:39 AM

Fixed link, thanks :thumbsup:.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:06 PM

I found a reg edit script that somebody made all problems are fixed I knew I would figure it out on my own

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 07:38 AM

Glad you resolved it...mind sharing the source of your resolution?

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