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Subject: RE: Several programs stopped working
Thread ID: 310985 Message ID: 311017 # Views: 38 # Ratings: 0
Version: Not Applicable Category: Operating Systems
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:49:30 AM         
   


> > Colleagues,
> >
> > The problem I encountered is not exactly related to VFP, but I hope someone here might have seen something similar and could point me to the right direction in order to solve it. Here's the problem:
> >
> > One of our operators turned on her machine (Intel-based PC with WinXP SP3) today in the morning - and many of the shortcuts do not work but show something like "Application not found" error message from WinOS. This happens, for instance, with shortcuts to Outlook and Excel (She has MS Office 2007), but not with Word. However, if she double-click on an XLS file in the Windows Explorer - it does open itself in the MS Word.
> >
> > Some other programs (EXEs) won't run not only off the "icon", but even when double-clicked in the Win Explorer: WinOS displays that dialog window "Open with"... And the worst part is that this happens with the main (company's proprietory, homemade in dBase 5.7) program our operators use day in and day out.
> >
> > It all worked just fine on Friday, and she did not do anything out of the ordinary.
> >
> > Where am I to look to fix the problem?
> >
> > AHWBGA!
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ilya
>
>
> That is a problem with file association which is caused by viruses tampering with registry entries. You can try to restore those file associations via right-clicking on it, open with, then tick "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" so the association with the proper app will be reestablished.
>
> If that does not fix the problem, try copy-pasting the codes I will show below into notepad then save it with .reg extension (e.g., fixexe.reg). After that double-click it so it can attempt to infuse the proper entries inside registry. As with registry manipulations though, if you are not sure of what will happen, back it up first (before double-clicking these registry entries) so you can go back to the old setting if and when something wrong happens.
>
>

> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.EXE]
> @="exefile"
> "Content Type"="application/x-msdownload"
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.EXE\PersistentHandler]
> @="{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb}"
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile]
> @="Application"
> "EditFlags"=hex:38,07,00,00
> "FriendlyTypeName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,\<br />> 00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,\<br />> 32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\<br />> 00,2c,00,2d,00,31,00,30,00,31,00,35,00,36,00,00,00
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\DefaultIcon]
> @="%1"
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell]
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open]
> "EditFlags"=hex:00,00,00,00
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command]
> @="\"%1\" %*"
> "IsolatedCommand"="\"%1\" %*"
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas]
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas\command]
> @="\"%1\" %*"
> "IsolatedCommand"="\"%1\" %*"
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex]
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\DropHandler]
> @="{86C86720-42A0-1069-A2E8-08002B30309D}"
>
> [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\UserChoice]
>

>
>
> That may fix your immediate problem. However if the virus is still there, it may always replace the registry with faulty entries on your next boot again. I am hunting virus components manually for just an immediate cure but there is no substitute for a proper antivirus or anti-spywares.
>
> The best you can do is to remove the harddrive from that unit and attach it on another "tested clean" unit with an antivirus installed for proper and effective cleaning.
>
>
> http://sandstorm36.blogspot.com/
> http://weblogs.foxite.com/sandstorm36/default.aspx
> http://www.coderisland.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=10


> The best you can do is to remove the harddrive from that unit and attach it on another "tested clean" unit with an antivirus installed for proper and effective cleaning.
Hi Jun
Yesterday, I had such a case with a harddrive that I suspect has virus. Now, there was some data there I wanted to have back, but I didn't dare to attach the drive to my clean computer (which has antivirus). My worry is that if I attach it to the clean PC, then before the Antivirus has completely loaded and is fully operational I'm afraid that it's already too late, and that malware has already moved from the infected HD to the clean one.
Can you tell me something about that? Do you think it should be safe to attach an infected drive as a slave to a clean PC?
PS: I'm using Avira Free AV.

Regards
Samir

ENTIRE THREAD

Several programs stopped working Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 6/27/2011 10:17:32 PM
RE: Several programs stopped working Posted by Samir H. @ 6/27/2011 11:51:03 PM
RE: Several programs stopped working Posted by James Frye @ 6/28/2011 6:15:08 AM
RE: Several programs stopped working Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 6/28/2011 10:11:15 PM
RE: Several programs stopped working Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 6/29/2011 1:03:17 AM
RE: Several programs stopped working Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 6/28/2011 8:36:53 AM
RE: Several programs stopped working Posted by Samir H. @ 6/28/2011 9:49:30 AM
RE: Several programs stopped working Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 6/28/2011 10:07:23 AM
RE: Several programs stopped working Posted by Samir H. @ 6/28/2011 10:28:40 AM
RE: Several programs stopped working Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 6/29/2011 12:54:55 AM
RE: Several programs stopped working Posted by Ilya Rabyy @ 6/29/2011 4:24:33 PM