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Solved: Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by needafix, Jan 1, 2006.

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  1. needafix

    needafix Thread Starter

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    In light of the recent .wmf exploit this string:

    regsvr32 -u %windir%\system32\shimgvw.dll

    was used to unregister the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.

    Is there a way to undo that so the program will function again?


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  2. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor

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    It's been so long since I've seen WIFV - I can't remember what all it can't do - or how to fix it.
    Your best option is - Replace Windows Image n Fax Viewer with the freeware Irfanview... you won't be sorry.
    http://www.irfanview.com/
     
  3. Augie65

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    Try this:
    Start> Run> type: regsvr32 shimgvw.dll then OK.
    (note: space between 32 and sh)
     
  4. kidcnote

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    I did that "fix" yesterday and sure enough, there went my thumbnails, so I reverse it and theye we're back..:rolleyes:
     
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  6. Rollin' Rog

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    You might want to be wary of running an "exe" from an "untrusted" site. And I don't know about that one.

    You can reregister the dll as suggested.
     
  7. needafix

    needafix Thread Starter

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    I did the irfanview thing. Not to bad but I can view the thumbnails anymore so all I see is that red devil looking icon every where a thumbnail used to be. I went through the programs properties and I don't see any thumbnail settings.


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  8. Jag11

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    Perhaps, but I wonder why they need to make an exe to do something that only a single command line will accomplish.

    There was a registry edit originally offered that puported a better resolution, but that has been withdrawn as ineffective against the exploit.

    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1906211,00.asp

     
  10. Jag11

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    Ok I give up Rollin' Rog :D , you know much more than me [​IMG]

    Happy new year all
     
  11. needafix

    needafix Thread Starter

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    ok got it: irfanview/file/thumbnails/select location :eek:


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  12. needafix

    needafix Thread Starter

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    Great. This shuts off the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer:

    regsvr32 -u %windir%\system32\shimgvw.dll

    and this puts it back:

    regsvr32 shimgvw.dll

    Though I am turning it back off I have the on switch if I need it.

    Thanks.


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  13. Augie65

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    Your welcome.(y)
     
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