why does windows vista ask me to open with

June 15, 2011 at 07:38:47
Specs: Windows Vista
every time i open a program or file or any icon my computer asks me what program i want to open with even when it is a .exe file this started a day ago and i can't find what the problem is so far

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#1
June 15, 2011 at 07:54:49
zygodactyl, Try the exe file association fix at the link below. Usage Instructions are on the page.


File association fixes for Windows Vista
http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...

Note: DO NOT click on the big green "DOWNLOAD HERE" button.

Your computer must have picked up some malware. Go to the link below, download the Free Verion of Malwarebytes, install it, update it then run a full scan and let it remove everything it finds.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/product...

How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to scan and remove malware from your computer

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/vir...


Tufenuf


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#2
June 15, 2011 at 18:41:27
Thank you so much that Malwarebytes program got 17 infected items after i removed them it worked fine so again thanks
-zygodactyl

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#3
June 15, 2011 at 20:18:12
zygodactyl, Glad to see that the problem is fixed and Thanks for posting back to let us know.

Tufenuf


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#4
July 18, 2011 at 20:25:11
i have the same problem, but when i download the antimalware and the download completes i once again get the "open with" problem and cant install the program to run the scan. thoughts?

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#5
July 19, 2011 at 00:44:44
... rename (right click option from menu) the Malwarebytes downloaded file extension (exe file) from *.exe to *.bat then open it!
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Demonstrative exspelling
... there is logic to this madness!
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/...
the element of surprise Grrrrrrrr


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