How do I correct my shortcuts back to .exe from .reg files?

May 8, 2013 at 16:00:05
Specs: Windows 64
I picked up a virus and my security program removed it, but the damage was done. I have tried windows reg fix, lnk fix, erasing my icon file, restoring to an early date and rebooting. None worked.

Any ideas?


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#1
May 8, 2013 at 16:03:09
Now's the time to re-install Windows then.

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#2
May 8, 2013 at 16:32:57
"I picked up a virus and my security program removed it"
Copy & Paste the contents of the log please.

Run Tweaking.com - Windows Repair
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.tweaking.com/
http://www.tweaking.com/content/pag...

Check the following:
Reset Registry Permissions
Reset File Permissions
Register System Files
Repair WMI
Repair MDAC & MS Jet
Repair Hosts File
Remove Policies Set By Infections


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#3
May 8, 2013 at 19:02:21
Thanks, Phil22.
But not ready for that yet.
Besides I rather learn how these things happen and can be corrected.
I'm an old guy still learning about my laptops.
I use them for karaoke shows, so knowing how to fix them is good to know.

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#4
May 8, 2013 at 19:04:16
Thanks JohnW.

I will start on the list.
Are you talking about the event log?


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#5
May 8, 2013 at 23:27:42
JohnW,

Here's screen shots of the disinfection history and some event logs.

.......I'm not sure if the screen shot works with Firefox, but I clicked the buttons and tried anyway.


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#6
May 8, 2013 at 23:37:39
"Are you talking about the event log?
No kman1952, your AV ( anti virus ) log, or whatever you used to find the virus.

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May 8, 2013 at 23:41:01

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#8
May 8, 2013 at 23:42:24
Exact operating system please. Need the rest of the info, besides Windows 64.

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#9
May 8, 2013 at 23:48:02
Kman's recent disinfection history
There's the malware stuff.

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#10
May 11, 2013 at 22:10:55
kman1952 malwarebytes 1
Here is the malwarebytes screen shot.

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#11
May 11, 2013 at 22:31:44
kman1952's malwarebytes combined
Here's the same screen shot with the last two lines combined above.

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#12
May 11, 2013 at 23:16:10
I ran:

Run Tweaking.com - Windows Repair.

It worked great!
I can't thank you enough (it certainly is worth a good contribution).

I would like to learn why my iolo System Mechanic Pro Malware Shield got shut down.
Usually it keeps this stuff out.
I know malware programs have difficulty working together.
I keep defender shut down, but a lot of programs piggy back McAffe, like HP software for my computer (HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC), which I keep turned off.

I went into the System Mechanic and Windows security settings and reset all that were loose to tighter settings. Some of the settings had even been turned off or were never turned on.

My second question is how good is Malwarebytes?
Up till now I haven't had a glich out of System Mechanic in the 2 years I've had it.
It also does all the other stuff to keep my computer fast.
Does Malwarebytes do those too.



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#13
May 12, 2013 at 03:07:45
We are not finished yet.

Please Copy & Paste the contents of your log files in your next post, as requested, from now on. In other words, not screenshots ( SS ) as per posts #9, #10, #11.

Run AdwCleaner
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://general-changelog-team.fr/en...
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/adwclean...
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Delete.
Confirm each time with Ok.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the content of that logfile with your next answer.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

Run Junkware Removal Tool
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
http://thisisudax.blogspot.com.au/2...
Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Warning! Once the scan is complete JRT will shut down your browser with NO warning.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Temporarily disable your antivirus and any antispyware real time protection before performing a scan. Click this link to see a list of security programs that should be disabled and how to disable them. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click JRT and select Run as Administrator
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Copy and Paste the contents of the JRT.txt log please.


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