double click

  whitejoefish 22:54 20 Dec 03
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I have had a virus called torvil.c,got most things
working again but when i double click on a folder
it opens a search results page ,I have to right click and open to get in.
I have tried the folder options but no joy

  VoG II 23:05 20 Dec 03
  VoG II 23:05 20 Dec 03

I should know better by now click here

  whitejoefish 23:13 20 Dec 03

the regedit will not run

  VoG II 23:20 20 Dec 03

This suggests that you may not have got rid of the virus since it disables regedit click here

If you have Windows ME or XP you need to disable System Restore click here

Which anti-virus did you use to try to remove it?

  whitejoefish 12:40 21 Dec 03

switched off system restore rescanned with online scanner and it found the virus,it said uncleanable
but deleted the file now i'm locked out of everything exept the web.
When i boot up it says cant find rundll32.exe and
smssau.exe?

  Stuartli 12:45 21 Dec 03

Go into Safe Mode and run System File Checker (SFC) by typing SFC into Run.

SFC should find the missing or corrupted files and prompt you to reinstall them.

I can't find any references to smssau.exe

Shouldn't that be sfc /scannow (with a space)?

  Jester2K II 13:19 21 Dec 03

smssau.exe is probably the virus. It sound like the error you get when the virus has gone but the start up command is still there.

whitejoefish - Start Menu, Run... Type MSCONFIG and hit enter. StartUp tab, find the entry that referrs to smssau.exe and uncheck it.

Reboot and message shouldn't appear.

  Stuartli 13:37 21 Dec 03

Nothing on the Symantec website re smssau.exe..

  whitejoefish 13:40 21 Dec 03

it wont let me use run even in safe mode everything i try to open it says cant find?
could system32 be deactivated?

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