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Help! I need help/advice for Hijacked computer

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#1 Crimson_Jammer


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Posted 07 February 2011 - 01:14 AM

I do not know much about computers/viruses but I was able to remove SecurityShield off this computer with advice from this website. However my other computer seems to be completely hi-jacked.

I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7. A couple weeks ago I got one of those warnings about the fake anti-virus/malware whatever. Like always I close them out never agreeing to anything. By the way, since those messages I dont get a name of a fake anti-virus to pop up, so I don't remember the name of the fake program. The computer then started, program by program, to not let me open the programs. Instead I get this message for any program I try to open: "Choose the program you want to use to open this file: filename.exe, Recommended programs: Internet Explorer Microsoft Office Word"

I tried doing the same thing on that computer as this one, downloading rkill and mbam, putting it on a flash drive and putting it on that computer. When I would put those on the other computer I could get it on the desktop but when I went to actually open the program I got the whole "choose the program to open this program" message and can't get them to run. I was hopeful I could run rkill and mbam and get lucky that this would solve my problem, however, it has not.

I can't afford to have someone remove this virus/whatever it is, off of my computer.

Would anyone have advice for me?

Edited by Budapest, 07 February 2011 - 01:22 AM.
Moved from Win7 ~BP

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#2 boopme


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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:30 PM

Try running this first (it's OK for W7). Then try again,
Go to File association fixes for Windows Vista

Click the exe box
To fix the association for a particular file type, download the corresponding fix from the above links table (Use Right-click - Save as option in your browser to download the fixes). Unzip the fix and extract the .REG file to the Desktop. Right-click the REG file and choose Merge. Note that you need to be an administrator to apply these fixes.
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#3 Crimson_Jammer

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:36 PM

Thank you very much! That did the trick!

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