Possible Virus

  Widows Son 17:09 15 Apr 05

My mates PC (no antivirus installed!!!) XP home will not allow him to open any file ""this file does not have a program associated for performing this action. Create an assosiation in the folder Options control panel." Or download any file (IE opens a file download dialog and then does nothing.

I've tried safe mode and the same problem is there too.

Any suggestions?

  stalion 17:12 15 Apr 05

scan with this A2 and tell him to get anti virus like yesteday AVG is free and good

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  VoG II 17:13 15 Apr 05

Run Stinger click here

  Widows Son 17:17 15 Apr 05

But as I said he can't run any software _ I will of course put either avast or avg on once I can but I need to get rid of the problem before I can install anything

  stalion 17:25 15 Apr 05

Has he got a full xp cd to effect a repair of xp?

  Widows Son 17:32 15 Apr 05

He appears to have lost it

  stalion 17:34 15 Apr 05

if you can get in to safe mode have you tried selecting last known good configueration?

  andrew-196854 17:37 15 Apr 05

if you can get hold off a norton antivirus disc an uptodate one they run a virus check on boot up just get your mate to boot it from disc

  Widows Son 22:35 15 Apr 05

Thanks I'll try that

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