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Vista Security 2012 Aftermath / System Restore error


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#1 outlaworange

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:54 PM

First time posting, thanks in advance for the help.

So I've recently come in contact with the Vista Security 2012 rogue, and have taken steps to remove it. I've done the task manager closing, deleted the exe and tried cleaning registry keys (bouncing between a hundred different sites at the time) and I ended up ruining my .exe associations. Well, crap. I used xp_exe_fix.reg to restore .exe functionality, but when I went to use System Restore, nothing happens. I'm just staring at the desktop. I can see rstrui.exe running in Task Manager, but nothing is happening. Where do I go from here?

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:55 PM

Other .exes are working fine, but I'm positive that the virus messed with rstrui.exe somehow.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:57 PM

Ok, now I feel stupid. The window finally loaded after about 10 minutes of waiting. -_-

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:06 AM

I would suspect that system files may be damaged...and I would either run the sfc /scannow command or do a repair install of Vista, if possible.

A lesser step which might be useful would be to run the chkdsk /r command on the Windows partition.

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