|Additionally, if the link that I posted does not lead to the topic and cannot be found, here is what the user said exactly:|
We had the xp security virus on one of our computers. We ran malwarebytes to remove the virus but now when we open any program on the computer a windo opens asking us what we would like to use to open the program. Any idea what would cause this?
And the solution that was given to him was this:
Let's see if this gets you going...
Open Notepad: Start > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad
If you cannot open Notepad, press CTRL ALT DEL (simultaneously), and open Task Manager.
Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key
Click: New Task (Run)
This opens a Command Prompt window.
Enter: Notepad, and press Enter.
Now, copy and paste ALL the Registry code that appears below into Notepad, including the Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 portion
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\ShimLayer Property Page]
In Notepad go to File and select: Save as
Save as: xpexefix.reg
Save to the Desktop (or to a flash drive if doing this on a W7 box. You will have to insert the flash drive in the XP box to proceed, and move the file to its Desktop.)
Now, go to the Desktop
Double click on the xpexefix.reg file
When prompted, say yes to merge into Registry
Reboot to take effect.
If double-clicking on the xpexefix.reg file does not work, then:
Press CTRL ALT DEL (simultaneously) and open Task Manager.
In Task Manager, click File
Press the CTRL key and click New Task (Run).
At the Command prompt, type the following: regedit.exe
In the Registry Editor window, click File > Import and locate the xpexefix.reg
file you copied to Notepad. It is on the Desktop.
Highlight the xpexefix.reg file, and click Open.
You will be notified when the file is merged successfully into the Registry
Now, restart the computer.