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Open With Box Appears When I Start A Program

March 18, 2010 at 19:01:48
Specs: Windows XP

I had a virus awhile ago (Windows AntiVirus, I think, it was a fake scan, with fake down firewall basically) and though it was nasty I was able to take it out after I did a scan with my antivirus programs and deleted the virus with them.

The virus seems to be gone (further scans have come up clean, there are no other problems) but now anytime I want to open a program the Open With: box appears. I also cannot dowload anything. Please help!


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#1
March 18, 2010 at 19:29:00

Super_Platypus,
Follow the instructions in Response Number 1 in the thread at the link below.

http://www.computing.net/answers/di...

Tufenuf


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#2
March 27, 2010 at 09:42:26

Hey I have the same problem, I followed that link to see the correct steps to fix it but it only had a EXE Registry for windows XP. I need the fix for Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium.

(Also I have no task manager and could not follow the steps listed in link)

THX!


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#3
May 9, 2010 at 22:23:18

I have the same problem. Everytime I try to open a program the
open with box comes up and I tried your steps but when I typed
in Regedit.exe and pressed enter the open with box came back
up..what can I do?

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