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Anonymous
July 13, 2005 6:50:02 PM

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I got some spyware/asware/virus on my computer and in the process of getting
it off somehow it changed that all my .exe files now open in wordpad.

Nothing works, I even had to go to another computer to get here.

I feel like an idiot and have no idea how to change it back so that things
work.

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Anonymous
July 13, 2005 9:42:23 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Windows XP File Association Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Doug Knox]

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"Punkboy" wrote:

| I got some spyware/asware/virus on my computer and in the process of getting
| it off somehow it changed that all my .exe files now open in wordpad.
|
| Nothing works, I even had to go to another computer to get here.
|
| I feel like an idiot and have no idea how to change it back so that things
| work.
Anonymous
July 13, 2005 9:42:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Ok, I did that and it still not working.

Everything still opens into wordpad.

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Windows XP File Association Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
>
> [Courtesy of MS-MVP Doug Knox]
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Punkboy" wrote:
>
> | I got some spyware/asware/virus on my computer and in the process of getting
> | it off somehow it changed that all my .exe files now open in wordpad.
> |
> | Nothing works, I even had to go to another computer to get here.
> |
> | I feel like an idiot and have no idea how to change it back so that things
> | work.
>
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Anonymous
July 14, 2005 2:58:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Click Start, Run and type "Command" and press Enter. Type the following and
then press Enter after typing each one:

cd\windows
regedit

Navigate to and select the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mic­rosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\­Explorer\FileExts\.exe

This key is probably causing all the trouble. If this key is present, delete
it. Close Regedit.

Additionally, download fixreg.com file from Grisoft Utilities page and run
it:

http://www.grisoft.cz/softw/70/filedir/util/avg_rem_sup...


--
Ramesh, Windows XP MVP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Punkboy" <Punkboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:39FF0906-235C-4570-A186-04A5A5CBBD9B@microsoft.com...
> Ok, I did that and it still not working.
>
> Everything still opens into wordpad.
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Windows XP File Association Fixes
>> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
>>
>> [Courtesy of MS-MVP Doug Knox]
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "Punkboy" wrote:
>>
>> | I got some spyware/asware/virus on my computer and in the process of
>> getting
>> | it off somehow it changed that all my .exe files now open in wordpad.
>> |
>> | Nothing works, I even had to go to another computer to get here.
>> |
>> | I feel like an idiot and have no idea how to change it back so that
>> things
>> | work.
>>
Anonymous
July 14, 2005 5:04:49 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Try this Swen fix to correct it.

http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/Fixswen.i...
(download, right-click, select Install)

....Alan

--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html

On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 17:18:02 -0700, "Punkboy"
<Punkboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Ok, I did that and it still not working.
>
>Everything still opens into wordpad.
>
>"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Windows XP File Association Fixes
>> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
>>
>> [Courtesy of MS-MVP Doug Knox]
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "Punkboy" wrote:
>>
>> | I got some spyware/asware/virus on my computer and in the process of getting
>> | it off somehow it changed that all my .exe files now open in wordpad.
>> |
>> | Nothing works, I even had to go to another computer to get here.
>> |
>> | I feel like an idiot and have no idea how to change it back so that things
>> | work.
>>
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