Regedit says "Another Program is Currently Using this File"

By alissann
Apr 16, 2007
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  1. I can't seem to open regedit or task manager! The last thing I did was remove (tried to at least) LimeWire. Help! Thanks in advance!!
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your system is infected with malware and you`re not running any antivirus or firewall software.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Also, let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of alissann only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
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