cant open programs in control panel

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whatsup123

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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
 

Phantom010

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Try this fix: EXEFIX

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

Reboot.

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.
 

Cheeseball81

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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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