Solved All my executable programs open as Photoshop Elements

May 31, 2012 at 20:05:46
Specs: Windows 7
After installing ADVANCED FILE OPTIMIZER lost ability to open any executable programs. Then tried opening Photoshop Elements it asked what program I wanted to open it with, I chose Photoshop Elements and now all programs including Command Prompt, my AntiVirus program, etc. Tried to do SYSTEM RESTORE but get 'System Restore could not open.'

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#1
May 31, 2012 at 23:42:25

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#2
June 1, 2012 at 18:09:47
Just to add that the fix you require in #1 is the "EXE fix".

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
June 2, 2012 at 07:42:37
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If the links in response #1 do not work, you could also try http://support.kaspersky.com/viruse...

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#4
June 3, 2012 at 19:21:12
Thanks for the suggestions; I tried them both and to no avail. I contacted Karspesky who noted this as a familiar problem and they had solution. I downloaded script in SAFE MODE since the zip file only opened in Photoshop and viola!

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#5
June 3, 2012 at 20:25:03
"I downloaded script in SAFE MODE since the zip file only opened in Photoshop and viola!"

Now to find the infection that changed things.

Possibly on a thumb drive.

Here is a very good guide to make sure you are clean.

http://www.selectrealsecurity.com/m...


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