Please help! my computer restarts when going to regedit

By Lan19 ยท 4 replies
Mar 19, 2008
  1. when i click on run, type regedit and press enter, my pc restarts. this also happens when i install the drive of my video card and printer. i've just reformatted my pc and i do not connect to the internet so i'm thinking this is not caused by a virus. please help!!!!!!!!!!! T_T
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    You may have W32/Swen@MM virus, which can stop this command from running.
    fixswen.inf will repair this command back to normal.
    Save the fixswen.inf file to your local hard disk, right-click on the file and choose install.
    Stinger will remove the threat (you might have)

    Have you installed all your System drivers and chipsets?

    Please put your System Specs in your Profile

    If you have a proprietory computer like Dell; HP; Acer etc, please manually write this in the mobo field (ie Dell Dimension 3100 - as an example)
  3. Lan19

    Lan19 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, i will try that when I have time. i have already installed the driver of my board w/c is the CD bundled with it. is that the problem? is that where i got the virus? i have just reformatted my hard disk os i do not have any idea where the virus came from. thanks again.
  4. Lan19

    Lan19 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ei kimsland..i have already fixed it. it was the brontok virus that was causing it.... anyway thanks for the advice.
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Did Stinger find it? What found it and removed it?

    The worm comes as an attachment in an infected email

    Here's the removal tool, that should be run on your system

    Unzip and then run "" (no pic icon)
    If found, you may want to run it in Safe Mode
    Scan takes about a minute
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