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Infection Causing all executable files to ask what program to use to open them.


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#1 yeldarb

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 09:24 PM

I'm using a dell inspiron 1545 running windows vista home premium service pack 2. I ran ad-aware and Mbam prior to coming to ask for help. I just went to watch a video on my computer and when I tried to open Divx, I was prompted to select the program to use to open the file. I get the same prompt for any executable file and shortcut I have. I get around the problem by "browsing" and selecting the program I am trying to run as the program to open it with (for example I choose Firefox.exe as the program to use to open firefox.exe) and it works. Please help.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 03:07 PM

I still need help. I've been running programs as administrator and that works most of the time, but when I try to open many of my shortcuts, I get a message that the file cannot be found. Of course, I can browse to the program and "run as administrator", but It's making my computer very hard to use. I know you are busy, but please help me...




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