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I'm enable to open applications

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#1 jaccomo


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Posted 21 March 2010 - 01:55 PM

after I get ride of a rogue xp defender,I update my browser to Internet Explorer 8,after rebooting I get a drop-off with the list of my applications and softwares saying "open with" and some of my applications and softwares do not work at all I get a message "application not found" ,please help

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#2 Romeo29


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Posted 21 March 2010 - 03:39 PM

If you search BleepingComputer.com, you would find many such cases like yours along with the solutions.
Here is a recent post and the solution was provided by hamluis : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/303590/xp-file-problem/

One more way to fix basic file associations is to run the RKill tool developed by Grinler.

The tool will not run as exe file associations are corrupt. To work around this, press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, and click New Task (Run). Browse to RKILL.EXE and click OK.

Edited by Romeo29, 21 March 2010 - 03:40 PM.

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