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Hi. My system went crazy. A friend (an IT professional) suggested I down load malwarebyte from CNET I think. I downloaded it and got version 1.46. I have just noticed it was set for windows 95. I have now put it up to Windows 2000, but it does not have windows XP, my system, which is on a Dell.

The scan showed 2 infected registry files. I removed them, and my system was so good I had to turn down the brightness! And fast. But a day or so later my virtual XP that I use crashed again. The infected items only show in the underlying XP, I downloaded one malwarebytes for each level. And when I checked again this morning after removing it a second time, the files are back and I cleaned them again, prior to updating the compatibility that I later discovered was an issue.

What is going on, and how do I do a permanent repair? The two culprits are - quote -

Registry Data Items Infected:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile\shell\open\command\(default) (Broken.OpenCommand) -> Bad: (NOTEPAD.EXE %1) Good: ("%1" /S) ->

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile\shell\open\command\(default) (Broken.OpenCommand) -> Bad: (NOTEPAD.EXE %1) Good: (regedit.exe "%1") ->

Help very much appreciated, Brian, aka hypnohotshot.

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