Registry keys associated with file extentions deleted!

By hynesy
Apr 15, 2007
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  1. All the registry keys associated with file extentions has been deleted from my windows vista registry.
    Is this a virus or just microsoft striking again?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    It could be malware, but then again, it could also be caused by a corrupted registry. In either case, I recommend you reformat and reinstall.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. hynesy

    hynesy TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 445

    Thats what I am doing, only thing takes several hours to reinstall vista:(
    But either way, changing registry permissions shouldn't cause this.
    thanks
    Hynesy
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