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.exe files won't run


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OmegaGamer

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Whenever I try to run a .exe file i get a message that says "Choose the program you want to use to open this file" and lists the programs it can run.

I'm not sure if it matters but I use an Asus Eee Netbook with XP.

I don't understand a lot of computer terms so please dumb it down for me.
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The Skeptic

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Go to this link, download the fix to .EXE file association, follow the instructions and install the patch.
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When I try to run xp_exe_fix I get a message saying "Registry editind has been disabled by the administrator"
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Is this a privately owned computer? Do your account have administrator aouthorization?

Please boot the computer in Safe Mode. Log into the account called Administrator. Try to install the fix now.
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I suggest that you start a new topic in the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal area.

Before you start a new topic click on this link --> Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide, Please read before starting a new topic. This will give you a few preparations to make, as well as instruction for posting your OTListIt2 log.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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Like I said I don't know a lot about computers how do I use safe mode?
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Usually this is done by clicking the f8 key as soon as you start the computer.
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Hi there :)

...nevermind

Edited by NeonFx, 03 August 2009 - 01:39 AM.

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This may be a problem, since he can't run any .exe file.
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haha, edited
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I'm going to give Broni some backup here and say this is a malware issue, considering he can't use the registry editor either.

I suggest you follow Broni's Instructions to post in the malware forum.
Just post saying you can't run any exe files, They will know what to do.

Regards,
Olrik
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