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Can't Open JPEG or JPG Files?


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#1 IdahoBiker

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:28 PM

Every time I Download a Image/Picture/Photo/Print Screen and I click on it to Open, I get a ERROR that Says this is NOT a Valid Windows32 Application, how can I correct this??
I can Right Click and Open with Windows Fax Viewer, PixelPerfect, Adobe Photo Suite, Just NOT Windows, strange.....

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:37 PM

What did you open the image as when you last opened up an image?

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:51 AM

Sounds like a malware infection. I'll report this post and have a mod move it for you.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:08 AM

Sounds like a malware infection. I'll report this post and have a mod move it for you.


What makes you think it is a virual/malware infection? It sounds to me more like a file association error then anything else.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:15 AM

1) That is not the message you get when it's a file association problem ("not a valid win32 app")
2) That particular error message is associated with a current and well known malware epidemic

I may very well be mistaken and it may indeed NOT be a malware issue, but I believe a check is in order.

Edited by Allan, 19 January 2011 - 08:16 AM.


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Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:25 AM

Hello there, to me it sounds not directly like malware, more like a broken file association.

SRENG
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We need to run a scan with System Repair Engineer
  • Download SREng from here: http://www.kztechs.com/sreng/sreng2.zip
  • Extract all content to your Desktop
  • From the sreng2 folder on your Desktop, double-click SREng.exe to run it.
  • Select: System Repair
  • On the first tab (File associations) look for any association that is not flagged "Normal". If jpg/jpeg is listed there, check those and click the Repair button.
Note - When SREng is running, it will create an .EXE file with a random filename in the SREng folder. Some antivirus applications will give warning messages about this, please ignore these warnings.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:37 AM

I have run Malwarebytes & HiJackThis several times and this doesn't show up.
So, I included (attachment) of the Error I'm getting.
I am working on a Re-Direction Virus in the Forums already, but this occurred Long before any of that started happening.
At Present I right Click and go to "Open With", and Use MaxView, or Windows Fax and Picture Viewer.
Just would Like my Windows to Function correctly.

[attachment=85816:Win32 Application Error.JPG]

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:41 AM

Well, if it's a broken file association it's simple enough to fix - let's find out for sure. Here's the easiest way. Scroll down to the jpeg fix, download, run: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:41 AM

IIn that case I will close this topic to avoid confusion. As soon as you are finished with fenzodahls topic, you can send me a PM and we'll reopen this.

I'll also post a link to this topic in your Malware Removal topic so fenzodahl knows about this problem.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:09 AM

I can Right Click and Open with Windows Fax Viewer, PixelPerfect, Adobe Photo Suite, Just NOT Windows, strange.....

If you right click > open with, which program is listed as default?

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 08:14 AM

Windows Picture and Fax Viewer (But have Several Other Program Options)

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 08:31 AM

and if you right click Open With > Picture/Fax viewer, it does open normally?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 09:12 AM

Yes it does...it's just the Left Click part that isn't working, go figure, lol...

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:25 PM

Right click on a file and select Open With > Choose program. Highlight Windows Picture and Fax viewer and make sure "Always use this program to open this type of File" is Checked. Click OK.

Let me know what happens now if you doubleclick a file.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:42 PM

Right click on a file and select Open With > Choose program. Highlight Windows Picture and Fax viewer and make sure "Always use this program to open this type of File" is Checked. Click OK.

Let me know what happens now if you doubleclick a file.


Well I don't Use "Double-Click" switched it to Single, but it appears to work OK now...Still makes me wonder WHY I kept getting that Error Message though??
I ran the SREng Program again, and still NO .jpg/.jpeg appear in it's scan, but these Extensions are in C:/Windows/system32...Beats Me :blink:
So, is there a Way to get My System to recognize .bak extension (which also does NOT appear in the SREng Scan) ??





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