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Horrible virus infection HELP!

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I am very new at this type of computer work, so please bear with me, i need some help bad!

All of my .lnk file associations are hosed, and anything that uses a .lnk file on my pc i have to browse for the program that created it.....i'm trying to get an HJT to run this way to post on here. I have a windows Xp Service Pk 2 cd, and when i tried to reload windows with it, the virus prevented it......My brother says it has infected my boot sector....If anyone could give me some guidance, i would appreciate it!

UPDATE: When i click HijackThis.exe, it does nothing, doesnt even ask me what program created it and if i want to pick from a list/go to web to find it.

Edited by DarthRidiculous, 10 December 2006 - 05:38 PM.

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Hi, DarthRidiculous :whistling:

Welcome to Geeks to go.

The steps that I am about to suggest involve modifying the registry. Modifying the registry can be dangerous so we will make a backup of the registry first.
Modification of the registry can be EXTREMELY dangerous if you do not know exactly what you are doing so follow the steps that are listed below EXACTLY. if you cannot preform some of these steps or if you have ANY questions please ask BEFORE proceeding.

Backing Up Your Registry
  • Go Here and download ERUNT
    (ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.)
  • Install ERUNT by following the prompts
    (use the default install settings but say no to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the start-up folder, if you like you can enable this option later)
  • Start ERUNT
    (either by double clicking on the desktop icon or choosing to start the program at the end of the setup)
  • Choose a location for the backup
    (the default location is C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT which is acceptable).
  • Make sure that at least the first two check boxes are ticked
  • Press OK
  • Press YES to create the folder.
Registry Modifications

Download the enclosed file: [attachment=12157:attachment]
Save and extract its contents to the desktop. It is a folder containing a Registry Entries file, AssociationFix.reg . Once extracted, open the folder and double click on the AssociationFix.reg file and select Yes when prompted to merge it into the registry.

Restart the computer.

Atempt to run Hijackthis and post a log.
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