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sircam virus

I'm trying to clean a machine that was infected with the sircam virus.

I ran through a dr solomon's scan
(updated to  virus def file 4.0.4150 scan engine 4140)

it found the virus, but couldnt clean, so i deleted the files instead.

Now when i try and run Word97 (or other.exe files)  - an error appears - sircam32.exe is needed to open file of this type

But if i run word by clicking on a word document instead, it runs ok. Outlook 2k also seems to seems to work, but i can't access anything in control panel, or run regedit or scandisk...

Any suggestions?

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Dufo G. BelskiRetired bureaucrat/desktop supportCommented:
Have a look at this question which was posted to this topic area immediately before you posted yours.
 
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=virus&qid=20158227

It has a link to a lot of information about the virus, and on the linked page are more links to various  removal tools, like SCRMOVE2.ZIP, available here:

http://www.mcafeeb2b.com/naicommon/avert/avert-research-center/tools.asp

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jlymnAuthor Commented:
The scrmove2.zip file didn't help. I stil have the problem of clicking on an exe and an error occuring.

Nothing i see on the web page mentions anything about this. The virus does seem to be removed, but the damage has been done - how could i fix this?
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Dufo G. BelskiRetired bureaucrat/desktop supportCommented:
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Dufo G. BelskiRetired bureaucrat/desktop supportCommented:
"an error appears - sircam32.exe is needed to open
file of this type"

This comes up because the virus modifies the registry key

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefile\shell\open\command

The tool above fixes the registry.

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jlymnAuthor Commented:
that fixed it

Thanks!
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Dufo G. BelskiRetired bureaucrat/desktop supportCommented:
Great!!!
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