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EXE files won't open correctly


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All of my .exe files won't open unles i specifically add what they open with. i've tried to create a file format but then my computer asks for a file association... how do i make that? ;) Please help if you know or have had this problem before. Thanks ~Chris
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Follow the steps:

1) Click Start, Run and type Command (not same cmd, cmd won't run because it is an exe; Command is a com file)
Type the following and then press Enter after typing each one:
cd\windows
copy regedit.exe regedit.com (again as .exe wont work we are make a .com copy)
regedit.com

2) Navigate to and select the following key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ exefile \ shell \ open \ command
Double-click the (Default) value in the right pane
Delete the current value data, and then type:
"%1" %* [with quotes]
(ie., quote-percent-one-quote-space-percent-asterisk.)

3) Navigate to:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe
In the right-pane, set (default) to exefile.

4) Now .exe should be working. But, U might still have a trojan which caused the problem in the first place. Run a Virus Scan.
If U need help removing the trojan go to the Malware Removal Forums and start a new topic there.
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My computer continually comes up with an error of running a dll as an app? i'm not sure what that means... Also it doesn't open with* very well when you right click on an item.

I believe this started when i accidentally clicked an exe file and hit * always open this type of file with* I'm not sure still how to fix it.. the Open with dialogue box freeses and i have to end task*
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Go to the following webpage: http://www.dougknox..../file_assoc.htm.

Download an open the fixes for .exe, .com and .bat.

As I told u before this problem is commanly caused by malware. So make a stop at the Malware Removal Forums too.
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Thanks Dark ash but i'm going to download the spyware doctor, or hijackthis? stupid question where can i find hijackthis? downloading spyware doctor right now wit ha 56k modem... thanks
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I already confirmed its going to be malware.
I'm just helping u get back ur .exe file assocciation, because the anti-malware won't run otherwise.
U should read these steps for help with Malware Removal:Link.
If u have any problems with malware removal go to the Malware Removal Forum.
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i now have spyware doctor, system suite 5 (from VCOM) ad-aware Professional, and spybot search and destroy. I have to find a name and a serial code for the spyware doctor, but other than that what is my next step?
Can Anyone help me? Thanks~Chris
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U should read these steps for help with Malware Removal:Link.
If u have any problems with malware removal go to the Malware Removal Forum.
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My CD-RW won't let me get into it to look at the files on the cd. the only option that works is the open with a specific program. I cannot go to my computer and click open or explore and it let me see what's on the cd. I just double click and it doesn't do anything. I'm not sure wether it's a cd driver problem or an error in the registry again? Any help would be... Helpful..
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