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System.BrokenFileAssociation redux

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by kbheaton, Oct 31, 2011.

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  1. kbheaton

    kbheaton Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. pubtech

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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.
     
  3. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

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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.
     
  4. kbheaton

    kbheaton Thread Starter

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    Done. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  5. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

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    You're welcome!

    Are you still getting the same scan results from SUPERAntiSpyware?
     
  6. kbheaton

    kbheaton Thread Starter

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    @pubtech: Thanks, I requested the move.
    @Phantom: Yes, I am.
     
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