I got an OPEN WITH virus

Microsoft Windows xp professional sp2 3p...
March 23, 2010 at 20:48:18
Specs: Windows XP
I got a open with virus and i do not know how to remove it please help every time i open a program it says choose a program to open with...i tried alot of stuff and it doesnt work it didnt even let me open CMD prompt i figured out a way to open it though i just can get rid of the virus

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March 27, 2010 at 15:11:11
I doubt that's a virus, it'd be pretty hard to make and not worth the effort, maybe you just don't have the software to open the stuff, i'd be able to answer better if you said what kind of programs don't open normally.

If you do have a virus and it's a program, you can uninstall it from control panel.

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March 27, 2010 at 17:40:46
streltsovj, Follow the instructions in Response Number 1 in the thread at the link below.



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March 29, 2010 at 01:52:49
Alternatively, you can do this:

1. Click Start->Run (or WinKey+R). Input: "command". Press Enter or click OK.
2. Type "notepad" as shown in the image below and press Enter. Notepad will open.
3. Copy and past the following text into Notepad:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


"Content Type"="application/x-msdownload"


4. Save file as "exefix.reg" (without quotation-marks) to your Desktop.
NOTE: choose Save as type: All files
5. Double-click to open exefix.reg. Click "Yes" for Registry Editor prompt window.

Further removal instructions here:

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April 3, 2010 at 11:06:18
i tried ignys posting above and it seemed to work.


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