Solved how to stop pictures from opening in word

November 29, 2011 at 11:17:52
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi, everytime I try and open a jpeg picture it opens windows word and is encrypted. Can anyone advise how to stop this please?
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November 29, 2011 at 13:02:38
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Instead of double-clicking the picture to open it, try single right-clicking it and select 'open with' and then 'choose default program'. In the subsequent window, select 'windows photo viewer' and make sure there's a tick in the 'always use the selected program.......' box. Click 'ok', the picture should then be displayed using Windows photo viewer and, more importantly, if you double click any other jpg it should do the same.

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November 29, 2011 at 16:25:10
If Johnr's solution works for you, your issue is an indication of malware infection.

Make sure your AV/Antimalware software is up to date and scanning your pc.

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February 12, 2012 at 04:50:53
Thank you for your reply, I think I've sorted it now.
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