JSI Tip 2151. Windows cannot find FILES32.VXD. This program is needed for opening files of type 'Application'?

If you receive the subject message when you launch a program that has and .exe extension, you have been infected by the Pretty Park virus.

To disinfect your installation:

1. Rename Regedt32.exe to Regedt32.com

2. Run Regedt32.com to navigate to:


3. Double-click the <NO NAME> string in the right hand pane and change:

      "files32.vxd" "%1" %*



4. Check the alias at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Exefile\Shell\Open\Command and change it, also.

5. Search your hard drives for files32.vxd and delete all occurrences.

6. Rename Regedt32.com to Regedt32.exe.

7. Shutdown and restart your computer.

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