Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:30 PM
First of all, sorry if this question is under the wrong topic...I didn't know where to put it.
Recently I've been having trouble opening several programs, from Solitaire and Minesweeper to Windows Movie Maker and, most recently, iTunes. In spite of my very limited computer knowledge, I think the problem is with the .exe files, since when I try to open programs I get messages like this (from attempt to open iTunes):
Application not found"
or I get a window like this (from attempt to open Windows Movie Maker) that says
"Choose the program you want to use to open this file:
and suggests Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Notepad, and Steam.
I have the file FixExe.reg on my flash drive from previous run-ins with malware, so I figured I'd run it and see if it helped. But when I tried to open it, it opened a window that said
"Adding information can unintentionally change or delete values and cause components to stop working correctly. If you do not trust the source of this information in F:\FixExe.reg, do not add it to the registry.
Are you sure you want to continue?"
When I click Yes, I get another window that says
"The keys and values contained in F:\FixExe.reg have been successfully added to the registry."
I click Ok, but then nothing else happens.
Why is it not working?
More importantly, is this even the correct way to fix this problem?
Thanks for your help!