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StaggerLee Scrapple Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 2 days # 1 Posted on 27.12.11 1141.08 | Instant Rating: 1.63 Here at work, the boss' computer has a virus or malware, it won't run any application you pick, other than IE. We have Avast installed, but it pops up "which program would you like to run this file". I've downloaded a different antivirus and malware bites, but again, any time I use it, it's popping up to choose a program. What do I do? (other than call the IT guy, who does not exist) EDIT: I have tried to do a system restore to a point from last month, and get the same exact pop up. (edited by StaggerLee on 27.12.11 1214) Promote this thread!
wmatistic Andouille Since: 2.2.04 From: Austin, TX Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 2 hours
AIM: # 2 Posted on 27.12.11 1239.14 | Instant Rating: 3.08 You can try to restore the file assocations using the downloads here: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm Or sometimes you can just rename an exe to .cmd or .bat and it will run.
StaggerLee Scrapple Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 2 days # 3 Posted on 27.12.11 2220.12 | Instant Rating: 1.63 Thanks for the advice, I downloaded that, and tried to run it, and got the same box opening up asking what program to use. They have a tech guy coming tomorrow to figure it all out. Thanks!
AWArulz Scrapple Since: 28.1.02 From: Louisville, KY Since last post: 9 days Last activity: 6 days
AIM: # 4 Posted on 28.12.11 0904.29 | Instant Rating: 4.87
sounds like a rootweb. If you have another computer, download AVGs bootup checker, load it on a stick and boot to the stick and let it run. http://www.avg.com/ww-en/avg-rescue-cd
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Depends on your definition of "get rid of." If the computer is going to be repurposed with the existing hard drive, you're not totally safe unless you run some sort of wiping software on it.
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