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#1 ABNINF

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 01:13 PM

I have had this happen for several months now. Every time I run an SAS scan the first thing that pops up is; "Broken file association"

The details that come up after the scan is;

HKCR\.exe

I see it in the registry. When I click on that folder I see;

application/x-msdownload

and

exefile

Any idea what the heck this might be?

Thanks!

KC

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 02:56 PM

From what i know of this is an
H-KEY-CLASS-ROOT within your registry
Its Content Type="application/x-msdownload
And the .exe bit means its a Default="exefile"

Also just wodering if you had McAfee on your PC as this might be showing up as a false positive with SAS or if you have had it on your PC use the Mcafee removal tool and get rid !

Edited by doinmeedin, 01 December 2010 - 02:57 PM.

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 03:14 PM

You may want to go to the SuperAntipyware Forum:
http://forums.superantispyware.com/index.php

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 03:49 PM

From what i know of this is an
H-KEY-CLASS-ROOT within your registry
Its Content Type="application/x-msdownload
And the .exe bit means its a Default="exefile"

Also just wodering if you had McAfee on your PC as this might be showing up as a false positive with SAS or if you have had it on your PC use the Mcafee removal tool and get rid !



Nope, I've never had McAfee on this machine. We had AVG on it for years and I've recently switched to MSE. This has been showing up before the AV switch though.

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Thanks, I'll give this a look and see what I can find!

KC

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:47 AM

When I click on that folder I see;

application/x-msdownload

and

exefile


Those are correct values.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 09:20 AM

When I click on that folder I see;

application/x-msdownload

and

exefile


Those are correct values.



Thanks! I went to the SAS forums and evidently this is a known issue and they aren't doing much about it. <_<

Either they can't fix it or aren't going to ..... I don't know. I appreciate your input though!

KC

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