my mothers computer was infected with the malware protection virus. I removed it using mbam without any issue. but in my browser i was still getting redirected so i installed S.A.S and then booted into safe mode with networking. then xp internet security 2012 popped up during safe mode. I knew it was a rogue so i ignored it until super anti spyware was finished scanning. it removed the rogue. then when i booted the machine and tried to launch any program (including cmd) it would come up with the error " open with". please help! ( in the S.A.S log i did delete the tracking cookie info)
Because the nasty threat has disabled exe files from being able to execute, in case one of them can help to kill it. There's about eight Registry entries to modify or you could go to Doug Knox's site at http://www.dougknox.com, click the XP Tips link then the XP Fixes and then on exe file fix and lnk file fix.
Open your infected box in Safe Mode and transfer those files into it and double click them an they will put the Registry back to normal. Run MBAM's full scan in Safe Mode and it will probably find entries it missed in Normal.