File does not have a program associated iwth it for performing this action

I have just had malware problems and downloaded spyhunter which stopped xp defender popping up all the time.
but now I can not get onto the internet as this comes up...
thisfile does not have a program associated with it for performing this aciton. create an association in the folders options control panel.
but when I went into control panel I can not open add or remove programs, or display or admin.
same message comes up...whats happened
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  1. it may be a pretty virus or spyware, you can do a complete scan in your system with updated avira & malware bytes in safe mode.. but i suggest you to format the drive and do a fresh install
  2. hi fresh install of what?
  3. Hi: I think he meant window!!!!!


    Anyhow before you go any further just give the following URL a spin

    Fix Windows File Association Problems (XP)


    http://www.supertechtips.info/fix-windows-file-association-problems.html


    EXE Association ?

    http://filext.com/faq/broken_exe_association.php


    Windows® XP File Association Fixes?

    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm


    Unable to Start a Program with an .exe File Extension?

    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/exefile.htm


    How to change or select which program starts when you double-click a file in Windows XP?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307859


    This file does not have a program associated?


    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Getting-This-file-does-not-have-program-associated-to-p-t90753.html


    This file does not have a program associated with it?

    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/error-this-file-does-not-have-a-program-associated-with-it/


    This file does not have?


    http://www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-support/windows-xp-support/211789-solved-file-does-not-have-program-associated-performing-act.html


    This file does not have a program?

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281931

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308089


    Some hint here just hint :

    http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2009/11/07/fix-this-file-does-not-have-a-program-associated-with-it-for-performing-this-action-in-vista-and-7/

    best of luck
    later,G
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