Vista security 2011 virus

April 6, 2011 at 18:06:31
Specs: Windows Vista
I managed to delete the virus, although I do not know if I did it properly. Everytime I would try to open IE, this virus would open instead. Now, it no longer opens, but every time I try to open a .exe file, it ask me which program I want to open it with. The only option is IE. I tried to open regedit using safemode command. It did not work, as it once again it asked me which program I wanted to open it with.

Thanks!

Jessica


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#1
April 6, 2011 at 20:44:17
Here is more info on these viruses: http://www.spywarehelpcenter.com/th...

It sounds like your system registry may still be corrupt. I suspect that the virus may not have been fully removed. What operating system are you running?


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#2
April 7, 2011 at 16:14:57
I am running Vista. Thank you, I will check that link out. :-)

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#3
April 7, 2011 at 17:00:30
That often happens after a virus is removed. Try the exe fix on here:
http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...

Please come back and let us know how you got on.


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#4
April 10, 2011 at 08:05:00
Hi Derek,

The problem is that I cannot run a scan because it is an .exe file. If I try, it asks me to save the file, then I save it to go to the next step. Then, it asks me if I would like to open the file with IE or Mozilla. I pick one, but it never works. It will just open up an untitled tab on IE or Mozilla.

Would I be able to clear it up in safe mode command?

Thanks in advance!

Jessica


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#5
April 10, 2011 at 08:13:02
I cannot open regedit in command prompt. Just tried...

Thank you!

Jessica


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#6
April 10, 2011 at 08:48:13
Okay, I got regedit open in safemode.

The following website shows that once in regedit, you have to delete default data. I just don't know if I have to leave the beginning portion the same.

Mine is:

"C:\Users\Jessica and Clay\AppData\Local\mqi.exe" -a "%1" %*

I know that the mqi is the virus, as I deleted it in the task pane.

Would you please specify exactly what the default will look like once I have changed it correctly so that I do not screw up? I am not a computer genius...lol.

Website that I got my directions from:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/exefile.htm

Directions:

Open
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ exefile \ shell \ open \ command

* Double-click the (Default) value in the right pane
* Delete the current value data, and then type:

"%1" %*
(ie., quote-percent-one-quote-space-percent-asterisk.)

Thank you once again! I cannot wait to fix this issue! :-)

Jessica


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#7
April 10, 2011 at 13:11:08
Re #4.

The download is actually a zip file and when you open you extract a reg file. There is no exe file. The trick is not to try to open it in your browser. Save it as a file in some empty folder and then work on it. If it doesn't work in Windows it might work in Safe Mode. You then have two options. You can double click the reg file or, if that doesn't work, you can right click it and choose "merge" from the drop down.

Some parts of it's fix are those you mentioned in your #6. If at all possible it would be best to use this fix rather than getting strangled up in editing the registry. If that proves to be the only option we can probably help.

Please come back and let us know how you got on.


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