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Virus Detrius: how to reset EXE files so that they open without the virus file ?

Posted on 2003-11-29
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Hi,

I was cleaning up an old Win95 system for my Dad and he had a couple of virus' on it. Removed these, but one of them had (presumably) set File Type *.exe to open with another program (presumably the virus).

I can see the entry on the registered file types entry, but for this item only, both the remove and edit are greyed out.

How do I delete this entry so that programs open normally ?

 (I can't run regedit - as it calls on the non-existant virus file)

Thanks
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Question by:angruth
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by:CrazyOne
ID: 9842668
Ok Copy the following into notepad and save the file with the REG extension. Then go to where you saved it and double click on it.

REGEDIT4

[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
"TileInfo"="prop:FileDescription;Company;FileVersion"
"InfoTip"="prop:FileDescription;Company;FileVersion;Create;Size"

[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\" %*"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\DropHandler]
@="{86C86720-42A0-1069-A2E8-08002B30309D}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\PEAnalyser]
@="{09A63660-16F9-11d0-B1DF-004F56001CA7}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\PifProps]
@="{86F19A00-42A0-1069-A2E9-08002B30309D}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\ShimLayer Property Page]
@="{513D916F-2A8E-4F51-AEAB-0CBC76FB1AF8}"
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by:CrazyOne
ID: 9842672
You might be able to get by with just doing this

Copy the following into notepad and save the file with the REG extension. Then go to where you saved it and double click on it.

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"
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by:angruth
ID: 9842717
CrazyOne -

I have only one complaint, I would have at least expected that I'd be answered in 30 seconds or less - to take a full minute is a bit much :-)

Seriously, that's amazing - most appreciated!

However, they were a bit smarter than me...of course they also set the *.reg file type to only open with the (now non existant) virus...any thoughts ?
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CrazyOne earned 2000 total points
ID: 9842735
Go to Safe mode and try it there

If that doesn't work then open Explorer and find regedit.exe and change the file extension to .com so now you have regedit.com. Then Open regedit and then go to the menu File > Import and import the .reg file.
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by:angruth
ID: 9842777
CrazyOne - outstanding!

Had to mess around a bit (safe mode didn't do the trick) and of course, reg, com, bat & exe were all reset, but got there in the end - thanks again!
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by:CrazyOne
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You are welcome :)
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