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removed xp anti-spyware 2011...but

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#1 lilthorner


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Posted 26 March 2011 - 09:50 PM

On my aunt's laptop again!

I removed xp anti-spyware 2011 according to the guide using rkill and MBAM

now when I restart, I get the message "choose the program you want to use to open this file" I'm trying to open firefox, and mcAfee or any .exe file and I can't..

(off to look and see if their is a guide for this)

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#2 boopme


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Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:53 PM

Hello use one of these to fix it.

For XP
Go here to Doug KNox's Windows® XP File Association Fixes
Run 9th down on left... EXE File Association Fix ... the EXE not EML one.

Go to File association fixes for Windows Vista

Click the exe box
To fix the association for a particular file type, download the corresponding fix from the above links table (Use Right-click - Save as option in your browser to download the fixes). Unzip the fix and extract the .REG file to the Desktop. Right-click the REG file and choose Merge. Note that you need to be an administrator to apply these fixes.
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