regedit.exe application not found inWin Vista Profetional

July 23, 2016 at 17:50:27
Specs: Windows Vista Pro
in trying to mount an iso torrent file (without security scaning) the iso app window it srarted overtaking and altering all the programs in my laptop (signs of virus infection)
From then on no exe. file opens i can't run anything.... any sugestions?

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#1
July 23, 2016 at 19:44:15
You apparently downloaded an infected file from the torrents. It happens all the time. Why wouldn't you scan it 1st? You will likely have to create an AV Rescue disc on another PC, then boot off it on the infected PC to wipe out the virus(es) from outside of Windows.

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#2
July 23, 2016 at 20:35:02
Another way.

Run ESET Online Scanner, Copy and Paste the contents of the log in your reply please. This scan may take a very long while, so please be patient. Maybe start it before going to work or bed.
Make sure these options are checked/ticked in Advanced settings.
Remove found threats, Scan archives, Scan for potentially unsafe applications, Enable Anti-Stealth technology.
http://www.eset.com/us/online-scann...
http://www.eset.com/home/products/o...
If your comp is unbootable, or won't let you download, you will have to download ESET from a good computer, put it on a flash/thumb/pen/usb drive & run it from there.
Create a ESET SysRescue CD or USB drive
http://www.eset.com/int/support/sys...
How do I use my ESET SysRescue CD or USB flash drive to scan and clean my system?
http://support.eset.com/kb3509/?loc...
Configure ESET this way & disable your AV.
http://i.imgur.com/wZF1Ppi.gif
How to Temporarily Disable your Anti-virus
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...
3: Which web browsers are compatible with ESET Online Scanner?
http://support.eset.com/kb405/?loca...
Online Scanner not working
http://support.eset.com/kb403/?loca...
My ESET product detected a threat—what should I do?
http://support.eset.com/kb117/
Once onto a machine, malware can disable antivirus programs, prevent antimalware programs from downloading updates, or prevent a user from running antivirus scans or installing new antivirus software or malware removal tools. At this point even though you are aware the computer is infected, removal is very difficult.
5: Why does the ESET Online Scanner run slowly on my computer?
http://support.eset.com/kb405/?view...
If you have other antivirus, antispyware or anti-malware programs running on your computer, they may intercept the scan being performed by the ESET Online Scanner and hinder performance. You may wish to disable the real-time protection components of your other security software before running the ESET Online Scanner. Remember to turn them back on after you are finished.
17: How can I view the log file from ESET Online Scanner?
http://support.eset.com/kb405/?view...
The ESET Online Scanner saves a log file after running, which can be examined or sent in to ESET for further analysis. The path to the log file is "C:\Program Files\ESET\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt" (on 64-bit systems this directory will be "C:\Program Files (x86)\ESET\Esetonlinescanner\log.txt"). You can view this file by navigating to the directory and double-clicking it in Windows Explorer, or by copying and pasting the path specification above (including the quotation marks) into the Start > Run dialog box from the Start Menu on the Desktop.
If no threats are found, you will simply see an information window that no threats were found.
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#3
July 24, 2016 at 07:47:03
To Johnw
Thanks for a prompt responce,...
i"ve used the first url http://www.eset.com/us/online-scann... and i agreed to save the download in a folder
i clicked the open choice and i follow-up to RUN it
but a window popted-up asking what application should i use to opene it...it looks like a "cach 22" loop here, it das'nt run the "eset " app.

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#4
July 24, 2016 at 11:34:16
That's why it's best to do it from outside of Windows by using a bootable rescue disc.

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#5
July 24, 2016 at 14:13:51
I'm with riider on this. Why would you give a computer virus the option to fight back?

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#6
July 24, 2016 at 15:01:23
"and i agreed to save the download in a folder"
That's why I gave you the option to run from a flash/thumb/pen/usb drive.

Create a ESET SysRescue CD or USB drive
http://www.eset.com/int/support/sys...
How do I use my ESET SysRescue CD or USB flash drive to scan and clean my system?
http://support.eset.com/kb3509/?loc...
Configure ESET this way & disable your AV.
http://i.imgur.com/wZF1Ppi.gif
How to Temporarily Disable your Anti-virus
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

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#7
July 25, 2016 at 01:03:37
Try the EXE file association fix for Vista from here:

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/f...

It's a .reg file not an exe so you can use the Merge option to install it. Instructions are on that page. I doubt it'll fix everything but if that association is fixed you can run virus and malware scans that should help.


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