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Windows 7 Issues

I have removed the Windows 7 AntiVirus 2011 Virus off my Laptop with Malwarebytes, but now none of the applications will open unless i choose to open as Administrator. when i click on the icons it opens the "Open With" window. this includes Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, Adobe, itunes, etc. Since the programs open when i R-click and use open as Admin, the apps work, so there must be some kind of association issue?  oddly though if i click on an excel document it open office excel with no issues. it appears to be just .exe files.
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akahanCommented:
Right, you want to import this into your registry:

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/reg/FixNCR.reg

It will undo the registry change that points all your "exe" files towards the virus (which is no longer there to be run.)

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jeetu07pCommented:
Change UAC to minimum.
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Jackie ManCommented:
Try to run the following command in elevated command prompt.

sfc /scannow
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RebolAuthor Commented:
Akahan, you are my new hero, thank you. I will award the points to you, but i wanted to ask a question first.
1) what versions of windows will this registry fix work with?
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akahanCommented:
So far as I know, Windows XP (home and pro), and Windows 7.  It's very possible that it also would work with Vista, XP Media Center, and maybe even some of the Server versions, but I don't know...never tried it on those.  If you were going to do some experiments, I'd definitely back up the registry first.
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RebolAuthor Commented:
Hey Jackieman, can you tell me what elevated command prompt is (i am familiar with command prompt), also what does that command do? (sfc /scannow)
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RebolAuthor Commented:
Akahan,
Thanks.  I hadn't see a virus do that before. Yeah i don't touch the registry without a full backup first. I should probably post a new question, but since i got you here i'll ask anyway...i have a laptop that was infected with something nasty, i removed it but the aftermath is usually the worst part (i.e. figuring out what the heck it changed) anyway it changed all the files on the C:\ drive to hidden files and blocked the ability to change them back to normal. Not that i would remember which files are supposed tobe  hidden and which ones are not, i assume i could unblock the atributes in command prompt, but again it would be a daunting task to fix it all unless you have another magical registry fix for such a thing. btw i tried System restore, etc. If you have solution, let me know, i'll post a new question and that way you can get the points for it too.
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Jackie ManCommented:
Details of sfc /scannow is as follows:-

Run the Windows 7 System File Checker Tool:

1. Open a Command Window in Administrator mode:

* clickStart
* click All Programs, thenAccessories
* right click on the Command Prompt option,
* on the drop down menu which appears, click on the Run as Administratoroption.

* If you haven’t disabled User Account Control (and you shouldn’t!) you will be asked for authorisation. Click the Continue button if you are the administrator or insert the administrator password.

2. Start the System File Checker

* In the Command Prompt window, type:sfc /scannow,
* press Enter.
* You’ll see “the system scan will begin”.

The scan may take some time and windows will repair/replace any corrupt or missing files. You will be asked to insert your Windows 7 Setup DVD if it’s needed.

Close the Command Prompt Window when the job is finished.

One caveat: you need a Windows DVD to enable SFC to make more than minor repairs.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/928228

“How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program generates in Windows Vista”

If sfc /scannow does not work, try to scan for Malware/spyware:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
 
Malwarebytes is as the name says, a Malware Remover!

Download the Free Version from the link above.

Download, install, update and scan once a fortnight..

How to use Malwarebytes after it is installed and Updated:

1. Open Malwarebytes > Click on the Update Tab  across the top> get the latest updates.

2. On the Scanner tab, make sure thePerform full scan option is selected and then click on theScan button to start scanning your computer

3. MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware. This process can take quite a while.

4. When the scan is finished a message box will appear

5. You should click on the OK button to close the message box and continue with the Malwareremoval process.

6. You will now be back at the main Scanner screen. At this point you should click on theShow Results button.

7. A screen displaying all the malware that the program found will be shown

8. You should now click on the Remove Selected button to remove all the listed malware. MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so. Once your computer has rebooted, and you are logged in, please continue with the rest of the steps.

9. When MBAM has finished removing the malware, it will open the scan log and display it in Notepad. Review the log as desired, and then close the Notepad window.

10. You can now exit the MBAM program.

Source: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistahardware/thread/c03dab96-f1df-477a-9451-9d665c36fe23
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akahanCommented:
I am not sure, but suspect that running sfc would fix the permissions on affected system files.  Of course, that won't help you with non-system files.  I don't know the answer to this one, and your best bet is probably to post the question, and hope that there's someone smarter than me (this is extremely likely) who can answer it for you.

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RebolAuthor Commented:
i told the person that it is just smarter to recover specific files they want to save and do a rebuild of the system, since it is not really worth it for them to pay the money i would charge to fix it, on top of the fact that i would have no way to garanty it was all fixed. But i though i'd ask. thanks guys i really appreciate the info.
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RebolAuthor Commented:
worked perfectly.
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