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My wife somehow managed to infect our computer with something that I have no idea how to get rid of. When I try to open up Internet Explorer, it asks which program to use AND I can't even get into the regedit to even attempt to diagnose the problem. I'm hoping that one of my OC.net family members can help. I have run HijackThis and attached is the logfile. Thank you in advance.
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post #2 of 8
Reformat and don't let women use your computer again
 
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won't let you boot in safe mode?
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post #4 of 8
Could always give Hirens boot CD a try, run Antivirus and antimalware from that.
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I am able to boot into safe mode but whenever I try to open up a program, a window opens and asks what program I should use to open that program! None of my desktop shortcuts work and I can't reconfigure them because that part of the window is dark (unaccessible). I've scanned with AVG and Spybot but the problem still persists. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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post #6 of 8
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555067

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1. Click Start, and then click Run.


2. Type "command.com" , and then press Enter. (A DOS window opens.)


3. Type the following:

"cd\\"

"cd \\windows"

Press Enter after typing each one.

4. Type copy "regedit.exe regedit.com" and then press Enter.

5. Type "start regedit.com" and then press Enter.

6. Navigate to and select the key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\\exefile\\shell\\open\\command

7. In the right pane, double-click the (Default) value.

8. Delete the current value data, and then type:

"%1" %*

Tip: Type the characters: quote-percent-one-quote-space-percent-asterisk.

9. Close Regedit utility.


Note: If you are using Windows XP and you enable "System Restore" , you need to
disable "System Restore" in "Safe Mode" before using the instructions above.
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post #7 of 8
Have you tried system restore? Might aswell ask,
Anyways, be happy you have access to your files. Format. It will take a couple hours but you can multi task. Save your drivers or make a list and download them before you format and put them to a usb stick to quicken the process.
Thats my opinion...Use firefox aswell
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post #8 of 8
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Thanks to all who responded and offered advice. Problem was solved with a small download fix.
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