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trouble opening registry editor

  K.E 15:58 10 Sep 03


I am trying to open registry editor in order to try to deal with a spybot worm i have on the system, however the window only appears for a second or so before closing

Any suggestions would be very welcome!



  OneSirKnight 16:03 10 Sep 03

what version of windows are you using?

  alcudia 16:04 10 Sep 03

This might help click here

  MAJ 16:05 10 Sep 03

How are you trying to open the Registry Editor, K.E? O.S. and bit bit more info would also help.

Registry Editor = Start > Run, type regedit.

  OneSirKnight 16:09 10 Sep 03
  K.E 17:42 10 Sep 03


thanks for your responses.

I am using windows xp and am opening it using the following route

At the taskbar, click Start|Run. Type 'Regedit' and press Return. The registry editor opens only very briefly. I am using windows xp

thanks for any help you can pass on...

  Mango Grummit 18:08 10 Sep 03

I do not use WinXP any longer so I can't be of too much help. One question tho' before I go off ... when was the last time you entered REGEDIT and what did you do?

  K.E 16:13 12 Sep 03


I entered it about 4 weeks ago to delete the values from the registry that symantec recommended in order to get rid of the worm. However it didnt get rid of it...?

  Jester2K II 16:16 12 Sep 03

Spybot closes regedit, msconfig, taskmgr & netstat as soon as you open them.

Use Stinger to remove the worm first click here

  K.E 18:04 12 Sep 03

i have just run stinger but it didnt remove the w32.spybot.worm

not sure what steps to take now as i still cant enter regedit.... :0(

  Jester2K II 18:07 12 Sep 03

What happened with Stinger?

Boot into Safe Mode and then either try Regiedit (does it work in Safe Mode) or Stinger again.

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