double click a program get open with dialog

June 7, 2011 at 15:06:39
Specs: Windows 7
When I double click on a application ( i.e firefox), instead starting the app, I got open with dialogue box. This happen when I click on any program on desk top. My OS is window 7.

Please help.

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June 7, 2011 at 18:07:15

Please download exeHelper from one of these two places:

Save it to your Desktop

Vista or Windows 7 users right click the downloaded file and select “Run as Administrator"
XP users, double-click on the downloaded file to run the program

A black window should pop up
Press any key to close, once the fix is completed.

>>Please post the contents of the exehelperlog.txt in your reply.<<
[It is created in the directory where you ran exeHelper, and should also open at the end of the scan.]

When exeHelper finishes, restart your computer.

See if you can run .exe files now.

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June 8, 2011 at 13:49:20
Thanks guys,

I downloaded MALWAREBYTES and ran a scan against c: drive...

The software discovered that my computer was infected by a malware called Hijack.Exefile. My computer are back to normal after removing the virus.

Thanks for your help.

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June 8, 2011 at 16:05:34
Glad you got the computer to work!

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June 9, 2011 at 17:29:22

But the problem has already been fixed if you read the thread - see post #2.

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