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I dunno wat i did, but something's wrong.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pyrokinets, Oct 13, 2004.

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  1. pyrokinets

    pyrokinets Thread Starter

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    Im not sure wat i did to cause this, but almost everything i try to open gives an error message like this:

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
    Paint cannot read this file.
    This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported.

    D:\Program Files\Kazaa Lite K++\klrun.exe
    Paint cannot read this file.
    This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported.

    C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe
    Paint cannot read this file.
    This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported.

    Need a solution urgently.
     
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    Welcome :)

    What did you do to create those errors? When does the errors appear? (ie bootup) and is it with just those programs?
     
  3. pyrokinets

    pyrokinets Thread Starter

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    it occured right after i tried opening a file with paint..... thr error appear when i try opening them? It affects most other programs too... I cant open anything in the control panel.
     
  4. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    what OS are you using?
     
  5. pyrokinets

    pyrokinets Thread Starter

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    windows xp pro
     
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  7. pyrokinets

    pyrokinets Thread Starter

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    still cant get it right... especially for my control panel. Is there a way to reset all my program associations?
     
  8. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Download this file

    Then, double click and allow it to add to your registry.
    This will reset your EXE file association.
     
  9. pyrokinets

    pyrokinets Thread Starter

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    Still no go.... should i reinstall os?
     
  10. bobol

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    no, not yet..... you have adaware i see... how about running spybot?[link below]
    After that send us a Hijack this log to this thread[it may shed light onto your problem thru the feedback you get here from it]... Link is below for the 2 tools.
    Read the hijack this setup below carefully...not hard to set up tho'.

    It’s very important that you save the log to its own permanent folder on your hard drive, such as Program Files/Hijack This, or My Documents/Hijack This,(not temporary files) or you may loose the ability to undo any changes you make, so that it can create proper back-ups and be able to restore them if necessary.

    Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”. Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad. Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.

    DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET;- Await further analysis here.


    ps.Anyone in the know, think he should also run that kazaa begone tool-of which i'm minutely familiar!
     
  11. pyrokinets

    pyrokinets Thread Starter

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    Hijack? sounds a little unsafe....
     
  12. pyrokinets

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    um.... i downloaded it. But cant open. The following message appeared:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Windows XP\Desktop\CWShredder.exe
    Paint cannot read this file.
    This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Windows XP\Desktop\spybotsd13.exe
    Paint cannot read this file.
    This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported.

    C:\HijackThis.exe
    Paint cannot read this file.
    This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported.
     
  13. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    I don't know if this trick will work, but give it a try.

    Select the file HIHACKTHIS.exe file and change the EXE to COM.
    (windows will complain and give a warning, just OK it)

    Then, doubleclick the file to run it.

    If the EXE does not show, run Explorer, Tools, Folder options, view and UNselect the option "Hide extensions for know file types".
     
  14. pyrokinets

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    Hey! It works! Thanks WhitPhil.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
    Scan saved at 1:58:38 AM, on 15/10/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\ICQ\Icq.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\BitTornado\btdownloadgui.exe
    D:\Program Files\Kazaa Lite K++\KazaaLite.kpp
    C:\HijackThis.com

    R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00041A26-7033-432C-94C7-6371DE343822} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: Recommended Hotfix - {0421701D-CF13-4E70-ADF0-45A953E7CB8B} - C:\Program Files\Recommended Hotfix - 421701D\v15\RH.DLL
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [qrnfpfvxptzx] C:\WINDOWS\System32\zqjldcj.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeskMateAutoUpdate] C:\PROGRA~1\DESKMA~1\DeskMateAutoUpdate.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OSS] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ossproxy.exe -boot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiPTA] atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Mirabilis ICQ] C:\PROGRA~1\ICQ\ICQNet.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Hot_Tarts_mc] C:\Program Files\Video1\Dialers\Hot_Tarts_mc\Hot_Tarts_mc.exe /dontdial
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Pop-Up_Scanner] "C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\POPUPSCN.EXE"
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html
    O9 - Extra button: ICQ Pro - {6224f700-cba3-4071-b251-47cb894244cd} - C:\PROGRA~1\ICQ\ICQ.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ - {6224f700-cba3-4071-b251-47cb894244cd} - C:\PROGRA~1\ICQ\ICQ.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{73473D68-9CD9-40D7-8981-44E44AA1FA6C}: NameServer = 202.188.0.133 202.188.1.5
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{73473D68-9CD9-40D7-8981-44E44AA1FA6C}: NameServer = 202.188.0.133 202.188.1.5
     
  15. bobol

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    i see one thing needs to be fixed, but I'm letting someone more worthy come by and rigouressly go through your items to give you an excellent analysis. yes-- Whitphil, nice tip[i've archived it :D].
     
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