XP Home Security 2013 and Bogus Registry Removal Keys!

Say, I think Ive found a bogus removal link:

http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-xp-home-security-2013

IT Said to remove these!!!! A Huge Mistake!

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe "(Default)" = ''
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "%LocalAppData%\.exe" -a "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ "(Default)" = 'Application'

How can I recover from this!

Any program I try run has nothing ascociated with it. Can't even run regedit or do  System restore

OS is XP

It sais choose a program you want to open this file....
Can one edit the registry from a remote PC? or put drive in another PC and edit registry this way?

Is this a trusted web site?
http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-xp-home-security-2013
shaunwinginAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

flubbsterCommented:
Using a computer that is working, open the registry and use File>Export to export the same keys that you deleted. Place the exported keys on a memory stick. Place the memory stick in the affected computer and copy the keys to the desktop. Right-click on each exported file and select "merge with registry." Test to see if that fixed it.

When you export the keys, make sure that you FIRST select the one that you need, then go to the file menu to export it.
0
shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
Tx!
On effected PC can't even run regedit.exe as promts with "Chose program to run this".
Will merge with registry work?
Pls see keys affected above- there must be a simple way to fix this...
0
flubbsterCommented:
You don't need to open the registry to merge. Try it with one key.

Another option is to use UBCD for Windows:

http://www.ubcd4win.com/

You will need a working system with XP to create the CD. It is fairly easy and quick. Boot the system with the CD and run the Registry Restore Wizard. It is similar to System Restore. If you have valid restore points, it will restore the registry for you without having to use windows. It is called RegResWiz on the CD.
0
Acronis True Image 2019 just released!

Create a reliable backup. Make sure you always have dependable copies of your data so you can restore your entire system or individual files.

shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
TX!
Can you shed any light on my other queries?
0
Darr247Commented:
Follow the instructions in this Experts Exchange Article by younghv.

Note that a lot more has happened than what you can currently see, so after you get rid of that malware, backup all your data, then do a full format and reinstall windows (or use the recovery partition or disks that came with your computer).
0
ThomasMcA2Commented:
I check all 3 of these when I research suspect websites:

1) WOT
http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/2-viruses.com

2) Do Not Track Plus. Their search function stinks, so I use Google:
site:donottrackplus.com 2-viruses.com

3) McAfee SiteAdvisor:
http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/www.2-viruses.com

WOT has a large mix of good and bad reviews about 2-viruses.com, so use the site at your own discretion.

Best Free Anti-virus Choices, per Consumer Reports, May 2012, in order of preference

1)    Avira Free Antivirus
2)    AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012
3)    Avast Free Antivirus
4)    Microsoft Security Essentials

Only AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012 got a very good rating in the "net threats" category - the others only got "good"

Top-ranked for "net threats" with an "excellent" rating were Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 and BitDefender Internet Security 2012 (which are not free).

AVG has a free boot image. Download it, burn it to a CD, boot from it on the infected PC, and run the scan.

A good, free, online scan tool is here: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 166 points for ThomasMcA2's comment #a38789572
Assisted answer: 167 points for flubbster's comment #a38787497
Assisted answer: 0 points for shaunwingin's comment #a38787590
Assisted answer: 167 points for flubbster's comment #a38787716

for the following reason:

Solved by Getting into CMD shell and launching programes from there and download malwarebytes
0
Darr247Commented:
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is the 'cleaner' recommend in the article linked to in
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Q_27998837.html#a38788107
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Legacy OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.