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Word pad has taken to open programs that can't be opened by wordpad ,when i try to open a program it loads up a wordpad document in computer hyroglifics and the program fails to open

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  • badboybobby Jun 21, 2009

    well completed that move but little difference, may need to be done manually

  • badboybobby Jun 21, 2009

    ready to try manually when ever your ready

  • badboybobby Jun 21, 2009

    1 am running windows vista home the programs that will open are vitually zero some of these programs will open them selves but if i try its wordpad ,usenext and ares can't open but mininova can ,ashampoo autocad nor any movie burning or converting program can't

  • badboybobby Jun 21, 2009

    anything i download wordpad takes over it

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You have been infected by a virus which has changed the registry value. You need to be cautious and follow whatever instructions I'm giving below :-
go to start button click on run and type regedit and then open
navigate to Hykey_classes_root
I've got a better solution for you just go to this web page and download all those registry fixes to your pc in the table.
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/File-association-fixes-for-Windows-Vista.html
Run those fixes your registry will be automatically repaired which i was going to ask you to do manually.
If somehow you are using winxp then also I'm here for your help if i can't get automated recovery I will tell you manual fix. Kindly don't forget to vote.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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    Aruna Singh Jun 21, 2009

    I'll tell you exactly what this virus does. It converts the data in your registry for few particular keys to wordpad. These fixes will work fine only you have run the fix for exe files because exe files are the key to every software. Kindly tell me are your what all applications working and what all not working.

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    Aruna Singh Jun 21, 2009

    and kindly tell which operating system you are using

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    Aruna Singh Jun 21, 2009

    Go to the link below and scroll down to line 12 (left column) and click on "EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it or right click it and choose "merge" and answer yes to the import prompt.
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...
    If you can't run the file do the following:
    Press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt window. Enter REGEDIT.exe and press Enter. Once regedit is open click File>Import and locate that reg file fix, hilite it and click Open.
    Note: If you can't access the Internet with the problem computer use another computer to download the reg file fix onto a CD, thumb drive, or floppy and transfer the file to the problem computer.
    Kindly provide me with feed backs so i can help you. I don't know wether you are able to open registry or not which operating system you are using.
    Anyways here is the manual proceedure as i was telling earlier
    click start run enter. Type regedit.exe and press enter
    Once the registry window opens up navigate to navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe
    dbl click on default and type 'exefile' and press ok
    dbl click on content type and type 'application/x-msdownload' inthe box and press ok
    Note ' ' I'm using for the content in that box don't type ' '.
    Now try to open any exe file and tell me what happens so i can tell you manual fix for other file types also.



  • Aruna Singh
    Aruna Singh Jun 21, 2009

    have you tried that manual registry editing proceedure for exe. Just tell me what was written over there before you amended it to exefile. If can't remember just go to any of the other extn eg .dat double click the content type and tell me the default value over there. I think I've to create a batch file for you which will change your keys for that i need to know the string which is by default changed in your pc. So i can find the root key and delete it.

  • Aruna Singh
    Aruna Singh Jun 21, 2009

    If you are fedup with these then kindly restart your pc and continuously press F8
    Go to last good known system and boot through that. Your pc will be ok.

  • Aruna Singh
    Aruna Singh Jun 21, 2009

    It seems from your present situation that virus has taken over your boot sector also. It has corrupted all your exe and other office files. Source code of virus exist even in your explorer.exe. The only solution to this at present is either you configure your pc to last good known configuration or you repair it with the help of your vista CD. I've told you the method how to go for last good know configuration. Just put the CD1 into your drive and restart/restoration your pc and follow the instructions for repair. After repair/restoration don't even try to click on other partitions or run any cd before you install free avg antivir version 8.5. You can download it for free. from the link below


    http://free.avg.com/download-avg-anti-vi...

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