Question about Acer Aspire 4315 Notebook
Here is the best answer I could find. It is a malware/virus. I'm just going to paste this entire post as he has a better idea than I do how to cure this.
I had the same problem. I was on this for 5 hrs last night but nothing was able to fix it. I even bought the RegCure that some guy proposed would do it in his post but none of those helped.
Early this morning, I then saw this blog posting on http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=414314 and that gave me better insights on what was going on.
Here are the facts:
1. You cannot run an exec, so your machine is not able to execute programs that could help find and fix this problem. That includes regedit, antivirus, updates, everything. (Frustrating)
2. Your system restore points are gone execept those that will be put there after the infection.
2. The good news is that you are able to open files through registry associations. That means your word document will help you open MS word etc
Don't go away yet. Here is how I fixed my problem.
I know that the virus changed the registry to make windows run executables through their fake application on C:\Windows\System32\dosete.exe
So I simply renamed this file and then followed the steps below...
I created a text file that I called with the Fix.reg (note the.reg extension). Remember to go to your folder options and allow the option to let you see extensions of files.
I copied this content below into it. Saved the file.
====Start after this line============
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \exefile\ shell\open \ command] @="\"%1\" %*"
=====ends before this line (Please remove the spaces)
I double clicked this file and updated the registry. This will reset the shell exec to windows default. So windows can execute the programs once again.
After this, I got my system back. I simply downloaded Spyware Doctor to remove the virus/trojans that were part of the infection.
good luck guys! Source(s): http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=414314
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
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