Posted 16 March 2010 - 04:58 PM
So recently a rouge antivirus showed up on my computer (AV.exe aka Antivirus Vista 2010 or whatever). I attempted to remove it from my computer but could not find the usual traces of it that most people have found (could not locate the .exe or any of the keys in my registry). So, I rebooted my computer for the heck of it. When it turned back on and I logged on the rouge antivirus program didnt show up. But neither did any of the other programs that launch at start-up (aka windows sidebar, etc. etc.). Now whenever I attempt to open any file I get either an error stating that "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel" or it bring up the "Open with:" window (and then I have to go and locate the actual .exe to run the program I just attempted to run through a shortcut). Plus, now I cannot open my registry edit.