System.BrokenFileAssociation redux

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kbheaton

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This issue is new to me but I see it's previously been addressed here:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/990148-solved-system-brokenfileassociation.html

Does the best solution remain to be:

Superantispyware (posted 07-Apr-2011):
I had the same problem and I contacted the co.
They told me it is a false positive and to correct it, after
the scan - highlight it and click "manage" and "Allow"
The scan will then ignore it and it won't show up again.

Because that also allows "the rest of the family"... which includes HKCR\.exe
How desirable is that?

Thanks.

Kathy
Houston TX

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 759 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 39303 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., 8I845GVMRZ
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com
Generated 10/31/2011 at 05:20 PM
Application Version : 5.0.1134
Core Rules Database Version : 7871
Trace Rules Database Version: 5683
Scan type : Quick Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:15:50
Operating System Information
Windows XP Professional 32-bit, Service Pack 3 (Build 5.01.2600)
Administrator
Memory items scanned : 423
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 31728
Registry threats detected : 1
File items scanned : 8450
File threats detected : 0
System.BrokenFileAssociation
HKCR\.exe
 
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hi.
things change over time, i would click report at bottom of your post and ask for your post to be moved to virus and other malware removal.

cheers.
 

Phantom010

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It mainly says you have a registry error with the .EXE file association.

Try this fix: EXEFIX

Unzip the fix and extract the .reg file to the desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.

Restart the computer.

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.
 

Phantom010

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You're welcome!

Are you still getting the same scan results from SUPERAntiSpyware?
 
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