Posted 08 June 2006 - 08:54 AM
I need some advice about a particular problem I'm facing. First off, the background:
I got stuck with the spyware.quake malware today. Followed the steps for its removal posted in these forums and removed it succesfully. However, in the course of that removal, I deleted some entries from the registry, namely : spywarequake, regperf, dcomcfg, and msmsgs.exe
Now the problem is, I can't seem to run MSN messenger. I've done everything I can think of, uninstalling MSN, rebooting the PC, installing MSN again, rebooting again, but nothing works. When I click on the msn messenger .exe file, the process starts, I mean, I see it in the taskmanager, but the MSN messenger window doesn't open and I can see the little MSN icon in the bottom-right corner of the taskbar.
Methinks the problem is with some entry I removed from the registry and I was wondering if there is anyway to restore an older version of the registry. I have NOT taken a backup of the registry. I turned off the system restore to fix that malware issue, so I don't have any restore points either. Does windows create an automatic backup of the registry by itself? If so, does anyone know the name and/or extension of this file?
Any help will be appreciated