All My Applications are opened by Notepad.exe

Microsoft Windows vista ultimate - 32-bi...
August 6, 2010 at 19:50:31
Specs: Windows Vista
All the programs or applications are being opened by notepad.exe... the m/c is screwed up... can't do anything not even run regedit.exe

After reading a lot on the net I finally did myself.,...
This is what I did..

1. Some how restrat the windows and while staring keep on pressing F2 & F8 (probably F8) is more appropriate.. to bring up the selection to start windows in Safe mode with Command prompt

2. Select Safe Mode with Command Promt.
3. Loging and the Command Prompt will be opened.
4. Type regedit.exe
5. Browse through...
Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\ node
6. If you find anything other than OpenWithList & OpenWithProgIDs (in my case UserProgAssoc) , needs to be deleted. The Thrird key might have notepad.exe defined in that..
7. You might find that the custom key cannot be deleted.. So Right-Click->Permission.
8. Then Click Advanced and openn and add FULL control to the current logged in user. To be safe set all with Full Control. And APPLY. (Make sure all inherited are selected or checked)
9. Now you should be able to delete the third or forth key which is causing this massive problem..
10. Once deleted then SHUTDOWN and restart normally...
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August 7, 2010 at 01:23:55
This notepad.exe program is a program that would have been preinstalled on your computer, as this program is a Microsoft program that is on all Windows computers. This is known as Microsoft's notepad program for writing memos or other small text files. This is not a spyware and virus, but make sure the name is not n0tepad.exe (notice that is a zero and not the letter o). N0tepad.exe (with the zero) is a spyware or virus related program that is trying to fool you into thinking that is a safe program. Spyware writers will try to take advantage of common names like this, so check your file location and name if you are suspicious of a virus infection. Visit notepad.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory in below url.

If the file name in the location is correct in the mean time the problem may continue you check it this problem will causing by Autorun.inf also..

If you are using Original windows you can try it Microsoft Essential Security by the following link.

or you may try with Avira Antivirus

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August 7, 2010 at 02:25:58
I hope Your problem will be solved.

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