virus killed file associations

March 3, 2008 at 14:29:35
Specs: xp, 1024mb

awhile back i got a virus which apparently killed all my file associations
i can open files and run most exe files through task manager, but it would be great if i could actually use my programs withouth openeing up task manager, finding a file, and then finding the same file to open itself with when im asked how to open it.

dougknox reg fixers havent worked, neither does combofix...

help please?

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March 3, 2008 at 17:52:02

timmay, Go to the link below and scroll down to line 12 (left column) and click on "EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.


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March 4, 2008 at 12:51:36

i tried that and it says: cannot import c:\exefix.reg: not all data was succesfully written to the registry. some keys are open by the system or other processes

i also tried #173 on the left repair the registry editor which was written succesfully and than the exefix again which had the same result as before

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March 4, 2008 at 13:12:52

timmay, Try merging that reg file in SAFE mode.


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March 4, 2008 at 15:08:34

that didnt work either, but i noticed an administrator account i dont remember setting up that only shows up during safe mode

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March 11, 2008 at 10:47:46

still need help...

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