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Txt and Bat extension show up as the not known file extension icon

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by goldhat, Aug 14, 2007.

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  1. goldhat

    goldhat Thread Starter

    Aug 12, 2007
    ive had some viruses lately and i think they damaged my icons

    txt file and bat files show up as the icon for a file extension that is not known

    i tried lots of programs and none worked please help me

    also reg files dont work i click on them and they dont import

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 and

    REGEDIT4 dont work either

    thx in advance
  2. theriddler


    Jul 23, 2007

    there all the file defaults, use the ones you need, also you should download hijackthis so a mod can tell you whether your computer is still infected

    Download 'Hijack This!

    *Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
    *Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
    *By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
    *Click on Install.
    *It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
    *Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
    *Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log *should open in notepad.
    *Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents *of the log.
    *go to this thread and post the contents
    *DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
  3. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

    Aug 27, 2003
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