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cant open programs in control panel

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by whatsup123, Apr 19, 2010.

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  1. whatsup123

    whatsup123 Thread Starter

    Apr 19, 2010
    just had the malware virus called xp antimalware managed to get it off by using these 2 websites http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-xp-antimalware.html and http://www.myantispyware.com/2010/03/17/how-to-remove-xp-antimalware-2010/ i downloaded malwarebytes now its working good, except for some new problems now i cant open any program in the control panel i get the message saying C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32\.exe "application not found" also files that i choose to open like firefox for example acts weird and i get the message what program do i want to open the browser with
  2. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    Try this fix: EXEFIX

    Save the .reg file to your desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.


    If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

    If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
  3. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

    Mar 3, 2004
    Hi and welcome to TSG! :)

    After you run Phantom's fix (and that should do the trick!) please do this so we can be sure you are virus free....

    Click here to download HJTInstall.exe
    • Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
    • Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
    • By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
    • Click on Install.
    • It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
    • Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
    • Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
    • Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
    • Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
    • DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
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