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I was having trouble connecting to the internet on my Alienware Alpha after removing a large amount of maleware and Adware. Any time I would try to connect to the wifi i would get an error saying that windows was having trouble running something called run.vbs. I looked this error up online and found a fix saying to do the following:
1. Open regedit.
2. navigate to software/microsoft/windowsnt then modify Userinit
3. Change the "run.vbs" to "userinit.exe"
4. Reboot

After preforming this and rebooting, I get the error "There is no script engine for file .exe". Sometimes this happens after the computer allows me to login and sometimes it doesnt let me login at all. Please help me find a fix for this. I have a lot of important files and projects I really dont want to lose in a reformat.
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Question by:Kyle Ford
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Please double-check the value in the "userinit" key.  It should NOT have "wscript" at its beginning.  The entire key value needs to read "C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe,".  Notice that string ends with a comma.

Wscript is the Windows program which executes vbs files.  VBS files are visual-basic script files and Wscript and Cscript are the script-engines which use them.  

It is extremely likely that this key value was altered by a virus.  You may want to run some good anti-virals to determine if the virus is still present.
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Do you really feel in control again after this infection? I would not trust that installation any more and I suggest, you resort to your latest image backup (if you have one) or, if not, reinstall windows.
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Although my comment is completely correct, I believe McKnife;s recommendation to re-install the OS is the proper one... I wouldn't want to trust this installation either.
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