View Full Version : Post-virus trouble

01-03-2006, 08:02 PM
Eldest boys laptop got a trojan dialer last night, which I promptly removed with AVG. Virus is gone now but it has left some footprints.....

When double clicking on desktop icons, get a prompt to select which program to open the icon with. Same happens to programs in start menu. The programs work if I navigate to their respective files in C:drive and start application from there.

So thought I would do a system restore to get things back to normal, but even system restore from All Programs>accessories>system tools>system restore dosent work. When I right click "My computer", then properties, I get an errror message as such...

Control Panel C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe Cannot find application.

Can anyone offer some assistance or guidance?

PS. His is a 6 mth old Toshiba M40.

01-03-2006, 08:22 PM
backup your data first (recommended).

Start -> Run -> sfc /scannow

You will need your XP CD.. you may need to reinstall service packs and updates...

01-03-2006, 08:33 PM
Ok Gibler, i'll give that a go.....thanks.

02-03-2006, 07:59 AM
Bloomin thing wont even let me run that command!!
I'll just use the toshiba disc and reinstall OS today. After data backup.
Needed a good clean anyhow. This lappy is just like his room, messy!
Teenagers, cant live with'em, cant sell'em for spare parts either!!!