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problems after removing virus

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by scotty1990, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. scotty1990

    scotty1990 Flightless Bird

    i had the xp defender virus and installed malwarebytes to remove it after
    running the scan and restarting my compter any program that i try to open it
    just gives me a box the says "open program with" and doesn't actualy work and
    i have to manualy open my programs any help would be great
     
  2. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Mar 22, 3:51 pm, scotty1990 <scotty1...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > i had the xp defender virus and installed malwarebytes to remove it after
    > running the scan and restarting my compter any program that i try to openit
    > just gives me a box the says "open program with" and doesn't actualy workand
    > i have to manualy open my programs any help would be great  


    Go to this WWW site by Doug Knox:

    http://www.dougknox.com/

    On the left, click the Win XP Fixes, File Association Fixes and read
    the directions at
    the top of the page.

    Download the EXE File Association Fix and apply it, then reboot.
     
  3. nass

    nass Flightless Bird

    "scotty1990" wrote:

    > i had the xp defender virus and installed malwarebytes to remove it after
    > running the scan and restarting my compter any program that i try to open it
    > just gives me a box the says "open program with" and doesn't actualy work and
    > i have to manualy open my programs any help would be great




    Hi Scott,
    This mean the shortcut for these Programs are corrupt or the pointer to the
    root where the executional process is been replaced by the malicious virus,
    hence you lost the pointer or linker to these progs!
    Use the file association to repair:
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

    Or try to delete the corrupt shortcuts and create a new ones from the list
    of all programs on Start Menu.
    HTH
    nass
    ---
    http://www.nasstec.co.uk



    ..
     
  4. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Mar 22, 3:51 pm, scotty1990 <scotty1...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > i had the xp defender virus and installed malwarebytes to remove it after
    > running the scan and restarting my compter any program that i try to openit
    > just gives me a box the says "open program with" and doesn't actualy workand
    > i have to manualy open my programs any help would be great  


    ....a common issue with an easy solution after removing that affliction!
     
  5. David H. Lipman

    David H. Lipman Flightless Bird

    From: "scotty1990" <scotty1990@discussions.microsoft.com>

    | i had the xp defender virus and installed malwarebytes to remove it after
    | running the scan and restarting my compter any program that i try to open it
    | just gives me a box the says "open program with" and doesn't actualy work and
    | i have to manualy open my programs any help would be great

    You had malware but "XP Defender" is not a virus.

    All viruses are malware but not all malware are viruses.

    "XP Defender" is called a rogue malware and is a conjob to get money out of you.


    If you are getting "...a box the says "open program with..." it may NOT be fully removed
    as there may be remnants or the TDL3 RootKit.


    Download HiJack This! (HJT)
    http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/_download/HJTInstall.exe

    If it won't install or run than you can try to rename this with a .COM extension.
    If possible post the contents of the HJT log in your post with a full explanation of your
    problem and what you have done to date in one of the below expert forums. If you can't
    create a HJT log, mention that in your post.

    { Please - Do NOT post the HJT Log here ! }

    Forums where you can get expert advice for HiJack This! (HJT) Logs.

    NOTE: Registration is REQUIRED in any of the below before posting a log

    Suggested primary:
    http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/index.php?board=3.0

    Suggested secondary:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showforum=7

    Suggested tertiary:
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup
    http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=25
    http://www.atribune.org/forums/index.php?showforum=9
    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Malware_Removal_HiJackThis_Logs_Go_Here-f37.html
    http://gladiator-antivirus.com/forum/index.php?showforum=170
    http://forum.networktechs.com/forumdisplay.php?f=130
    http://forums.maddoktor2.com/index.php?showforum=17
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5
    http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showforum=18
    http://forums.techguy.org/f54-s.html
    http://forums.tomcoyote.org/index.php?showforum=27
    http://forums.subratam.org/index.php?showforum=7
    http://www.5starsupport.com/ipboard/index.php?showforum=18
    http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30
    http://makephpbb.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=2
    http://forums.techguy.org/54-security/
    http://forums.security-central.us/forumdisplay.php?f=13


    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    You've got MUCH more work to do!

    NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
    expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
    since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
    Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!

    Microsoft PCSafety provides home users (only) with no-charge support in
    dealing with malware infections such as viruses, spyware (including unwanted
    software), and adware.
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552&st=1

    Also available via the Consumer Security Support home page:
    https://consumersecuritysupport.microsoft.com/

    Otherwise...

    1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

    NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.

    2a. WinXP => Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan (only!)
    in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

    2b. Vista or Win7=> Run this scan instead:
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/whatsnew.htm

    3. Now run a thorough check for hijackware, including posting requested logs
    in an appropriate forum, not here. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware:
    • http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    • http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    • http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    • http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums.**

    If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA or Geek Squad) computer repair shop.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

    scotty1990 wrote:
    > i had the xp defender virus and installed malwarebytes to remove it after
    > running the scan and restarting my compter any program that i try to open
    > it
    > just gives me a box the says "open program with" and doesn't actualy work
    > and i have to manualy open my programs any help would be great
     

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