Question by Jdonger: HELP! My computer has the “open with” virus! How do I get rid of it?
I don’t know where this came from, but for some reason, anytime I try to open internet explorer, limewire, or any other file, a window pops up called “open with” with a list of “recomended programs” to start the program with or something.
I’ve read that malewarebytes is good for getting rid of it, but whenever I try to download it, the “open with” box pops up and I can’t use it. What should I do?

Best answer:

Answer by ilknur K
Restart You Computer Safe Mode with Networking

1. Log out and reboot your machine.

2. When the machine starts the reboot sequence, press the F8 key repeatedly.

3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the resulting menu.

4. Login. If the malware has changed your password, try logging in as
Administrator. By default, Administrator has no password.

5. The machine will continue booting, but the Windows desktop will look different.

Then in The Safe With Networking .Download by using Rkill press here http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.exe

Download and Scan By Using Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=contentBody;mostPopTwoColWrap&cdlPid=10997763

Download and Scan By Using Super Anti-Spyware Press here http://www.superantispyware.com/

Download and Scan By using Norman Malware Cleaner Press here http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=5450&file=1&evp=6980e63d4e482f0670e991265b3250e7

Download ATF is a new, freeware, temporary file cleaner for Windows, IE, Firefox and Opera with a simple, easy-to-use interface.

The main screen allows the user to either clean all temporary files, or select files for cleaning. The program also knows if Firefox and or Opera is being used, and gives the option of cleaning the temporary files associated with those applications.

ATF Cleaner provides the user with a window showing the total bytes freed upon completion. The program is small (36kb), quick to run and no installation required. to Download ATF Cleaner press this link http://majorgeeks.com/ATF_Cleaner_d4949.html

6. When you’re finished Remove Virus, Malware, Trojan, Worm,
rogue
virus rootkit and
Spyware log out and reboot back into normal mode

What do you think? Answer below!

2 thoughts on “HELP! My computer has the “open with” virus! How do I get rid of it?”

  1. Rename the file to 12345.exe. Send it to your desktop where it can be found easily. Then, reboot into safemode.

    Follow these steps to proceed once MBAM is accessed:
    Click update tab. Check for updates to be installed. After updating is complete, run full scan.

    Renaming the program should make it accessible. This type of Virus recognizes MBAM as a threat to its existence. That’s way it will not allow you access.

  2. Try this: Copy the following text in Notepad:
    CODE
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDriveshell]
    @=”none”

    After that, save the file with the .reg extension (for instance, “FixDrives.reg”). Note that Notepad automatically adds the .txt extension to filenames, so when you save the file, at File Type select All files, to prevent adding the .txt extension.

    After that, double-click the file that you just created. It should fix the registry entries that cause this behavior.

    Also, after you do the above, check all drives to see if you can find any file named autorun.ini in the root of the drives.
    NOTICE: To prevent an infection, in case the autorun.ini files exist, do NOT open the drives by double-click. Instead, open each drive with right-click->Explore. Also, read this topic for a few hints: How To Find Hidden Malware
    If you find any autorun.ini files, put one of them in a password-protected ZIP and attach it to this topic. Then remove all autorun.ini files from your computer.

    For More Information and help related to viruses malware or spyware issues follow http://antivirus.iyogi.net/

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