Solved file associations don't work, can't install

June 2, 2011 at 14:50:52
Specs: Windows XP
After removing malware with superantivirus my file associations don't work and I also can not download and install any program. AVG did not find a problem and running superantivirus again didn't help. It won't let me run spybot at all.

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June 2, 2011 at 15:20:05
If you can run Hijack This, post the log.

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June 2, 2011 at 18:58:43
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If you cannot download the following file, the malware may be blocking the attempt. You need to download the file to a clean computer and then transfer it to the infected one using a USB flash drive, or external media (an external drive or a CD).

Please download exeHelper from one of these two places:

Save it to your Desktop

Vista or Windows 7 users right click the downloaded file and select “Run as Administrator"
XP users, double-click on the downloaded file to run the program

A black window should pop up
Press any key to close, once the fix is completed.

>>Please post the contents of the exehelperlog.txt in your reply.<<
[It is created in the directory where you ran exeHelper, and should also open at the end of the scan.]

When exeHelper finishes, restart your computer.

See if you can run .exe files now.

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June 2, 2011 at 19:21:15
exeHelper by Raktor
Build 20100414
Run at 22:14:30 on 06/02/11
Now searching...
Checking for numerical processes...
Checking for sysguard processes...
Checking for bad processes...
Checking for bad files...
Checking for bad registry entries...
Resetting filetype association for .exe
Resetting filetype association for .com
Resetting userinit and shell values...
Resetting policies...

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June 2, 2011 at 19:22:45
It worked, thanks so much.

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June 2, 2011 at 20:01:08
Glad to help.

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