Cant load any programs after removing Internet Security 2011

Posted on 2011-04-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
I have a laptop that had a Internet Security 2011 Virus in it. I removed the viruses with Malwarebytes and Super AntiSpyware. The problem is that when I load the computer back into windows, it can't open any program at all. When I try to open a problem like Internet Explorer, It tells me what program should I open it with. This is with all the programs in my computer, even Windows System Restore. I tried running in Safe Mode because I heard that you can still run some programs in Safe Mode, but I can't. I am not sure how to repair this kind of problem.

Computer is a Lenovo Laptop and running windows XP Home
Question by:Thekiddotus
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    agree if your system is windows 7 or vista use this file instead
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    Malwarebytes and SAS aren't enough to completely repair that infection.

    You need to fix the registry modifications.

    Full instructions here:

    The tool you need is here:
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    Please note that after you run the tool I linked above, you should run Malwarebytes again.
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    Overlay or parallel install will fix
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