I recently diagnosed my PC as having the W32.Rahack worm. I followed the directions to remove the regedit entries, and my problem has changed. Whenever I try to launch a program either by shortcut from desktop, or through the C drive, I get the message: This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.
EXE isn't listed as a folder option, so I tried to add it and clicked advanced which populated it as an Application. That didn't work. When I go back into Folder Options, EXE isn't there anymore.
I was unable to run Adaware, Spybot, AVG, or turn on my ZoneAlarm firewall since I can't open any programs. (the worm also wouldn't let me open any programs). I can't get into My Computer properties either. I did run the Panda and Trend Micro virus scans. No virus according to Trend, Panda fixed some and let others (in the spyware folders--adaware/spyboth) not disinfected. Did an online trojan horse scan, not infected.
I'm going nuts and am calling on the best--Geeks to Go!