windows xp - everything asking what to open with, example regedit.exe choose program to open with

I too am having this issue after getting a popup virus.  I went into the registry and deleted the files associated with it.  it was a vun.exe and uvu.exe virus.  After doing that and rebooting, everything i try to open gets the popup for choose program.  i cannot even get online with my wireless because it says it is connected but then firefox and ie cannot find any servers.  
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Kent DyerIT Security Analyst SeniorCommented:
Can you start your system with safe mode?

Here is a bat file from Technibble that may help..


pajean422Author Commented:
Yes i can start the system in safe mode.  Do not know if this is important or not but it starts up in regular also.  But there are no icons in my system tray anymore.  as i said above, i get the chose a program to open anything i try.  This might be a stupid question but i always  use the laptop wirelessly and now that also does not work.  i could connect it to the router with a cable - havent tried that yet to see if i can get internet that way or not.  if i cannot get online at all - is that file something that i could copy to a cd on my daughters comp and then access the file from the drive on my computer?
Just fix the .exe file association and it should fix the "open with" issue when opening programs.

And try the winsock XP fix to fix internet connection.

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Or just run TheKiller, it also fixes file association (don't reboot after running it) and then followed by MalwareBytes and Combofix or other tools to remove the virus.

Download TheKiller to your Desktop

Note that "TheKiller" is renamed as explorer.exe
Double click on it
Press OK button after program finish
Do not restart your system after this step. You then run other tools like MalwareBytes, TDSSKiller or ComboFix.

NOTE: If malware blocks TheKiller from running please try to run it several more times
I had this last night on a computer here is what i did. I Created a new user with admin rights logged in as the new user ran malwarebytes then installed spybot. logged in as the broken user right clicked on spybot and run as administrator and ran that program.

This is just a fake antivirus that changes a reg key to do that if you can open regedit you could just delete it. luckly it only affects that user that user so a new user should be fine.
SandeepSr System AdministratorCommented:
Have you tried rebooting your PC in Last Known Good configuration?

Just try it...It might help you :)
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