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#1 cleveland1000

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 01:00 AM

Well, I've been having a problem with my computer where on just about every program I click on it says I don't have a program associated with it and to go to folder options and create a folder that associates with that program. Well, when I went there it looks like somehow I lost the action and application for that action for my disk drive. I was wondering if someone could tell what those are or how to find out what they are?

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#2 pchartwell

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 10:29 AM

That sounds horrible. Can you tell us whether you have taken any anti-virus, anti-malware measures as yet? If not, you will wish to pursue them pdq. Adaware, Spybot S&D, the online virus scan from McAfee, Symantec, Trend et al... all the usual suspects.

Have you tried to re-install any of these applications and will they work if you do that?

You're really talking about application shortcuts becoming disassociated... have you gone straight to the executables themselves and will the apps run from there?

#3 Enthusiast

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 11:13 AM

To begin with, try using at least two if not more of the following - allowing them to repair what they find:

Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans: (these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these.)

Panda Activescan (IE only)
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest

What anti-malware - anti-spyware aps are you using currently?

#4 frankie12

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 11:35 AM

You may also want to do a Hijack This scan! and post the results in the hijack this and see if any members notice anything wrong with your computer.




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