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13-Apr-2010, 04:47 PM #1
Choose a program to open the file???
I got my PC infected with some spyware and virus from online.

I used avast and AVG to get rid of the virus.

Every time I try to open any program, my PC asks me to "Choose the program you want to open this file". So I have to go to run as administrator and use the file. I tried to go to Control Panel and try using the Add/Remove program to check if there was any program I can use to fix this problem. But none of the programs in the Control Panel work.

even if i try running regedit, a message comes up saying "C:Windows\regedit.exe Application cannot be found"

i tryied a system restore, but there was an error message for that too, i just dont remember what it said


This happens for each and every application in the Control Panel. The next thing I tried to do was go for the Desktop properties. By right clicking on the desktop, I go to properties. It says the same thing.



this is the website i went to inorder to remove the virus i had
Remove Win 7 AntiMalware 2010, removal instructions

I do not want to reboot the entire system as I would lose many important files and softwares from my school. Please Help!!!!PLEASE !!!!
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13-Apr-2010, 04:59 PM #2
Delete any existing version of ComboFix you have sitting on your desktop
Please read and follow all these instructions very carefully

Download ComboFix from Here to your Desktop.

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop and run from the desktop and not any other folder on your computer**
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1. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
  • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus and anti-malware real-time protection and any script blocking components of them or your firewall before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results" or stop combofix running at all
  • Click on THIS LINK to see instructions on how to temporarily disable many security programs while running combofix. The list does not cover every program. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
  • Remember to re enable the protection again after combofix has finished
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2. Close any open browsers and any other programs you might have running
Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
If you are using windows XP It might display a pop up saying that "Recovery console is not installed, do you want to install?"
Please select yes & let it download the files it needs to do this
When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt" for further review


****Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall or freeze ****

Note: ComboFix may reset a number of Internet Explorer's settings, including making it the default browser.
Note: Combofix prevents autorun of ALL CDs, floppies and USB devices to assist with malware removal & increase security. If this is an issue or makes it difficult for you -- please tell us when you reply. Read HERE why we disable autoruns

Please do not install any new programs or update anything (always allow your antivirus/antispyware to update) unless told to do so while we are fixing your problem. If combofix alerts to a new version and offers to update, please let it. It is essential we always use the latest version.
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13-Apr-2010, 07:26 PM #3
i cant disable spyware doctor because it wont let me open the program to turn it off
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13-Apr-2010, 07:32 PM #4
it also came up with an error saying that it only works with windows 200 and XP... i am running windows 7
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14-Apr-2010, 02:47 AM #5
have you got windows 7 64 bit then

in which case, you need to do a start up repair
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...y-options.html
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