Try these troubleshooting ideas
Please note that Spybot Search and Destroy is an anti-spyware program not an anti-virus program.
It most likely did clear the spyware as you mentioned but what about the virus?
It is possible it recognized the virus but it doesnt mean it was able to quarantine or remove it.
What are you using for an anti-virus program?
It sounds like you can open your file by associating with the program through your Control Panel; is this true? Can you give us the program you are most likely to use?
Can you copy the files you do not wish to lose onto a CD-R, CD-RW or flash drive? Even though they would still need to be scanned later on you might be able to clean them up once you can clean out your computer. Note do not remove them from your computer at this time just copy them for the time being.
On your screen shots, those are great; I dont know how to do that myself but I really like them.
In post #8 you have:
Is it possible that this means your Registry Tools are Disabled?
Maybe thats the reason the regedit.exe isnt recognized
Maybe a more knowledgeable person can answer that question.
It appears to me also that you might be using Firefox according to your 2nd link in post #12.
Note that Always use the selected program to open this kind of file isnt checked at the bottom.
So maybe IE is trying to do the job but you might be using Firefox!
Do you have Firefox set up as your default browser?
BTW, please note that you still need to use IE to keep your computer up date on critical security updates unless of course Firefox can do it. I use IE so I dont know what Firefox offers.
I noticed in another post just before I was ready to send this that now you have blacklist problems with Spybot Search and Destroy. Well do a search for Spybot and eliminate all references to it.
Please let us know what your security measures are:
Anti-virus program, anti-spyware program(s) and anything else.
In case it helps, in addition to my anti-virus program, anti-spyware program(s), I also use SpywareBlaster & CCleaner.
Additionally I use Belarc. It doesnt eliminate anything but it lets you know whats on your computer including whether or not your critical updates are in order.
I understand your concern about not wanting to shut down your computer so dont do that yet; however just keep in mind that it will become necessary to do so in the process of troubleshooting your issue.
So go through this list and see if it helps you. Check off what works and what doesnt and post back.
I believe I would try the following order:
1. Check your startup programs and unclick anything that doesnt need to start up when you turn on your computer.
2. Update your antivirus program & run a full system scan. I would recommend using IE since its possible an Active X is involved.
3. Download and run SpywareBlaster from Download.com. Make sure its SpywareBlaster. It doesnt scan and eliminate spyware but will prevent most spyware from entering your computer in the 1st place.
4. Download and run CCleaner. I believe you can get this from Download.com also
5. Download and run Belarc from www.belarc.com and investigate the information it provides for your computer.
6. Run Windows Update. Note that this is the 2nd Tuesday of the month in which this is normal practice anyway.
7. After all this is done if you get this far then its time to Download and use at least 2 antispyware programs but you need to make sure thay dont conflict with each other. Post back when its time to make this decision if you wish
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