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 Ilya Rabyy
 To: Jun Tangunan
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Subject: RE: Several programs stopped working
Thread ID: 310985 Message ID: 311200 # Views: 29 # Ratings: 0
Version: Not Applicable Category: Operating Systems
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 4:24:33 PM         
   


> > 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

Yes, Jun, your script did the trick! Thank you very much!
What's interesting, though, neither AVG, nor MalwareBites could find any viruses... However, that machine is like 6-7-8 years old (and of minimal configuration, like - 512 MB of RAM), so it might as well have been some H/W glitch (i.e. some sector on the HDD went bad or something).
Anyway, it seems like it started working.

Maraming salamat, colleague!

Regards,

Ilya

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