Then find out no EXE's, CPL's, COM's, etc work at all.
Although thing like Iexplore didn't work, opening "My Computer" works, so typed in google and got on the web. Found this site & searched this forum; found I'm not the only person. Downloaded some .reg files and managed to get regedit to finally accept them, so I can now run EXEs again.
My first app was RegEdit to see what had happened, seems like loads of extensions have been changed from there defaults to "BomeRst". I've searched these forums and the web for this strange, but nothing turned up. My A/V software reports only one thing -> A Java/OpenStream virus, which apparently is adware.
So, in the registry, I see this:
I see the above also for the following file extensions:
ACM, AX, BPL, CNV, COM, CPL, DCR, DLL, DPL, DRV, EXE, FLT, OCX, RES, SCR, SYS, TLB, TSP, WPC.
So, I can fix EXE, but I'm assuming the rest will need fixing too. How do I fix the rest of them? And has anyone seen this BomeRst thing?