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needafix

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

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Augie65 said:
Try this:
Start> Run> type: regsvr32 shimgvw.dll then OK.
(note: space between 32 and sh)
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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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.
 

needafix

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There was a registry edit originally offered that puported a better resolution, but that has been withdrawn as ineffective against the exploit.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

Editor's Note: This story has been modified to remove a registry modification which had been reported effective against the vulnerability. Subsequent testing shows that it is not effective against the vulnerability.
 
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Ok I give up Rollin' Rog :D , you know much more than me


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Augie65 said:
Try this:
Start> Run> type: regsvr32 shimgvw.dll then OK.
(note: space between 32 and sh)
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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