do start > run > regedit...does the registry editor come up?
if not....open my computer and go to c:\windows\ look for regedit.exe....copy that file...and change the name to regedit.com
(you may need to go to tools > folder options > view > uncheck hide extensions for known file types) Please be careful as the following steps involve editing registry settings. Editing the registry can be dangerous, and you should only continue with this step if you feel totally comfortable with this risk.Start
type in regedit.com
Click on file
. Select a location in the Save in
section that will be easy to locate(such as your c: drive), put "BACKUP"
in the file name section, make sure the all
radio button is selected in the "Export Range
section. then click save.
This will make a back up of your registry so that you can restore it if something goes wrong
now do start > run > regedit.com
navigate to hkey_classes_root and look for .exe
make sure that in the right side it says
exefile for the default
and application/x-msdownload for content type...
after that...see if you can open any exe files....if n ot...reboot and try...if you're able to run exe's now....
Please go to the malware
forum in my signature and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE
That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT
If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this