Programs not opening after System Restore

April 29, 2010 at 23:58:04
Specs: Windows XP
My brother did a system restore for me because my computer was in the early stages of a virus, everything seemed ok once restarting it, however whenefver i click on a programme it wont open. it either says 'application unavalible' or it says 'open with...' and lists a load of programmes, but when i click on the programme, t doesnt work. PLEASE HELP

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#1
April 30, 2010 at 06:13:29
Megann, Try the EXE File Association Fix at the link below. You may also need to try the LNK File Associations Fix. Instructions are on the page. It should correct your problem.


http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_ass...

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#2
April 30, 2010 at 06:15:26
Roll it back to where it was & remove the virus the right way...by running a virus scan with your AV software.

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April 30, 2010 at 06:51:51
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Thank you so much! you saved all my coursework thatihave been working months on! THANK YOU!!

Megann x


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#4
April 30, 2010 at 07:03:06
Megann, Glad to see that the exe problem is fixed. Do you remember the name of the virus that infected your computer as there may still be remnants of it left? I'd update your virus definitions and run a full scan. I would also download the Free Version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware at the link below, install it, update it and run it and let it remove all it finds.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Here's a tutorial link.
How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/vir...

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