Posted 24 November 2010 - 06:25 AM
While browsing I picked up a bug of some kind that was redirecting my browser and launching "Security Console" when I tried to run my other scanning software. I used the Windows Task Manager to identify a file called vz.exe that was being launched and shut down that process. Stopping that process would close the "Security Console" so I was certain that was my culprit. I located and deleted the vz.exe file from my system, but now whenever I try to launch an executable I get thrown to the "Open With" window. I looked in my registry and my HKEY_CLASS_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command is set to : "%1" %* as I think it should be, but my HKEY_CLASS_ROOT\.exe is set to: sezfile
I changed the HKEY_CLASS_ROOT\.exe entry to read exefile and I can launch programs now, but I am worried something else is lurking on the system. Can someone advise me on scanning my computer to ensure it is healthy? I would like to provide a professional the information to give me some advice.