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#1 zastrozzi

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 09:34 AM

hi. i recently removed a browser hijack and somehow it broke the link .txt files had to notepad. I can direct them there manually by typing in the path each time but they will not find it on their own. Also if I just try a right-click and select "open with" there is only the generic application icon for an .exe file called NOTEPAD.exe instead of the normal flip-pad icon. How do i fix this prob ? Also i just noticed two established connections to deploy.akamaitechnologies.net. I can't believe it, I just can't keep them off my comp no matter what i do. Who the hell are these folks and why are they connecting to me ? I would post a hijackthis log if i could but now i cant seem to get notepad to work at all, even manually.

Edited by zastrozzi, 25 May 2004 - 03:10 PM.


#2 zastrozzi

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 10:43 AM

ok i used wordpad to post a hijackthis log:

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Port Explorer Evaluation\PEDemo.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Bacchus\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ca.msn.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *hot-searches.com*;*lender-search.com*
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft.../as5/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupd...8131.5097916667
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macr...ash/swflash.cab

#3 zastrozzi

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 02:59 PM

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 03:50 PM

I seem to be having the same problem with Notepad. It just started for me about 5 days go. I am not sure myself what the problem is. have you found anything out about it at all?

#5 d4vr0s

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 03:56 PM

If you are running XP check the windows directory for a notepad.exe that's about 66kb and dated 8/29/2002 if it's there then check the system32 directory for the same file. I've seen the latter being replaced with a smaller .exe. If this is the case copy the one from the windows directory to the system32 directory.

#6 Kevin_b_er

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 05:46 PM

What version of windows are you using?

Check and [Fix] this in hijackthis while you're at it.
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *hot-searches.com*;*lender-search.com*

Merijn, who has made several great programs that we use, including hijackthis and cwshredder has this webpage with some windows XP files for english versions of Windows XP.
http://www.spywarein...n/winfiles.html

If it stuff does not work at that point, copy what's in the quote box into wordpad.

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.txt]
@="txtfile"
"PerceivedType"="text"
"Content Type"="text/plain"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.txt\ShellNew]
"NullFile"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile]
@="Text Document2"
"FriendlyTypeName"=hex(2):40,25,53,79,73,74,65,6d,52,6f,6f,74,25,5c,73,79,73,\
  74,65,6d,33,32,5c,6e,6f,74,65,70,61,64,2e,65,78,65,2c,2d,34,36,39,00
"EditFlags"=dword:00010000
"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000008

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,53,79,73,74,65,6d,52,6f,6f,74,25,5c,73,79,73,74,65,6d,33,32,5c,73,\
  68,65,6c,6c,33,32,2e,64,6c,6c,2c,2d,31,35,32,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell\open\command]
@=hex(2):25,53,79,73,74,65,6d,52,6f,6f,74,25,5c,73,79,73,74,65,6d,33,32,5c,4e,\
  4f,54,45,50,41,44,2e,45,58,45,20,25,31,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell\print]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell\print\command]
@=hex(2):25,53,79,73,74,65,6d,52,6f,6f,74,25,5c,73,79,73,74,65,6d,33,32,5c,4e,\
  4f,54,45,50,41,44,2e,45,58,45,20,2f,70,20,25,31,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell\printto]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell\printto\command]
@=hex(2):25,53,79,73,74,65,6d,52,6f,6f,74,25,5c,73,79,73,74,65,6d,33,32,5c,6e,\
  6f,74,65,70,61,64,2e,65,78,65,20,2f,70,74,20,22,25,31,22,20,22,25,32,22,20,\
  22,25,33,22,20,22,25,34,22,00

Save it as txt reg restore.reg. Change file type from RTF to "Text Document" then click the save button. Wordpad will complain about saving it in "text-only" format, just click yes. You can then load the registry file into regedit by just double-clicking the registry file. (If you've done it right, the .reg file will have an icon with a green-ish block being disassembled in one corner)

After doing both, text files should be working quite well.

#7 zastrozzi

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 07:37 PM

thanks for your interest guys and thank you kevin for your solution, the reg restore seems to have cleaned up the problem nicely.

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Posted 29 May 2004 - 08:10 AM

Glad we could help :D

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