.exe files won't open in window 7

April 8, 2011 at 14:19:25
Specs: windows 7

Dell Inspiron 1750 running widows 7 premium home edition got infected with virus or something, I think I removed all the viruses but now no .exe files will open, I just get a popup asking what program I want to use to open it with. I can't even make a backup to reinstall the operating system because it wants me to choose a program to open with but the only programs to choose from are avast antivirus and internet explorer.

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April 8, 2011 at 18:57:31

crrose, Try the exe file association fix at the link below. Instructions are on the page.

Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations


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April 10, 2011 at 17:02:33

That fix worked wonders, tried several others but nothing worked. Tried this one and within a few minutes I was working on computer again opening programs!


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April 10, 2011 at 17:53:21

crrose, Glad to see that the problem is corrected and Thanks for posting back to let us know.


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