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#1 Mo-chan769


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:59 PM

For about two and a half weeks now, I have been having this annoying prompt pop up EVERY time I click to open anything. It says "Choose which program you want to use to open this file" ... I'm deeply concerned because this is interfering with my ability to access everything; Microsoft Word, Calculator, Internet Explorer. I can get by it in most cases because of the "Run As Administrator" option when I right-click, but it's still so bothersome. I tried a system restore and went back to before it started happening, but that erased my security updates and recent installations of Adobe Creative Suite. :\ And then I was attacked by a huge virus from 2008... Luckily, that part was handled by my new Norton Security and now everything works, except the prompt started showing up again as soon as the virus was gone. Any tips/help/ advice would be appreciated greatly. Please and thank you!

Important? Notes:
My webcam options, which usually pop up automatically when my laptop turns on, are also nowhere to be seen.
I have a Windows Vista.
This prompt is also preventing me from being able to install regular updates from Windows.

Edited by Mo-chan769, 08 March 2010 - 07:01 PM.

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