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re-registering jscript/vbscript every boot


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I'm going slightly mad. I had some trouble removing spyware ( a popup to 'www_free-virusscan_com' every time I open a folder). Managed to do it with adaware/spybod/anti-malware.

But now I have problems using mediaplayer, search assistant etc. Last one turns blank (just the cute doggie), and MP won't open because of an 'internal error'. After some searching I found a fix on Microsoft. About re-registering jscript.dll and vbscript.dll. But I could only do that on one account (mine), though both my wife and mine account have administrative privileges. So I used regsvr jscript.dll/vbscript.dll on my account which works. Now I went to my wife account and MP/Search still didn't work there. When I try to use regsvr there I get a failed popup (error 80004005). Supposedly an access error? Even though both accounts have administrative privileges? But on my account it work, so I thought. But on every boot it fails again until I use regsvr jscript.dll/vbscript.dll. Why can't I get it to permanently register? And why only on my account? And why can I register it and use MP afterwards (unless I reboot), but when I switch to the other account MP still won't work because of an internal error?
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1: If you have XP installation CD (either yours or a borrowed one of the same version), place it in the drive and click Start > Run. In the command line type sfc /scannow (please note the space in the command) and press Enter. Windows will start looking for corrupt or missing system files and will repair them.

2: If that helped with your account but your wife's is still damaged, create a new account for your wife, move the data from the damaged account to the new one and, when finished, delete the damaged account.

3: I strongly recommend that you post in the malware forum of G2G (a link in my list, below) to make sure that no bugs are left.
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Already tried sfc/scannow but that did't work. I've also tried to start a new account, but one didn't work either: search blank / media player shows the 'internal error' popup on startup, can't register jscript.dll even when it has administrative privileges.

I'm the only one who can register , but I have to do that every time I start the computer.
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Try to use this link to download vbscript.dll. Install it and see if it makes any difference. Use this link to download jscript.dll.
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Already extracted them from my windows xp pro cd. Went into safe mode and overwrote the old ones in windows/system32. But the results are the same. I can only register them on my own account. Which I'm forced to do every time I boot up.
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My impression is that you know very well what you are doing. I have two suggestions:

1: XP repair. Personally I hardly ever use this process because very often it fails and end with more problem then you started with.

2: Backup your data and reformat your hard disk. While backed-up, scan the data with a number of antimalware programs to avoid reintroducing the bugs to the formatted disk.

It looks like a collection of files damaged by the malware or by the removal process. Even at this early stage I feel that it's a waste of time to try to fix them. However, other people may think differently so you may be better off waiting for other opinions.


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