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

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  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
March 22, 2010 8:51:45 AM

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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March 22, 2010 9:45:45 AM

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
March 22, 2010 4:24:31 PM

hi fresh install of what?
March 22, 2010 4:30:36 PM

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)

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best of luck
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