I searched and could not find a good match for this issue so I started another one. I was lead here by this link...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/442881/windows-7-exe-files-wont-open-no-error-message/
I have a Windows 7 computer that when it boots either in safe mode or normal, every exe file or com file that attempts to load, the File Type Helper box appears. I have tried with different users and new users.
When I rename an EXE file to COM I get the same results.
I can for some reason run iexplorer.exe, but once on a web page if I attempt to down load an EXE file, I get the same results. The computer has malwarebytes installed and I can update it, but I can't run a scan.
Looking for suggestions before I reimage the computer.
Let me know what other details you might need.