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Changed how .exe opens, how do I change it back?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hoon, Aug 7, 2006.

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  1. hoon

    hoon Thread Starter

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    I accidently assigned .exe files to be all opened up with Mozilla Firefox. How do I make .exe files open up like they're supposed to before I made the change? I really need help, thank you for your time.
     
  2. fro

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    thats weird. does this happens to all exe applications?..

    try going to File types in folder options.. and see if exe is in there..
     
  3. hoon

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    .exe isn't in the folder option -> file types.

    Yea, this happens with all exe applications from setup.exe, add remove program, and even system restore. :/
     
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    Nevermind! Going into folder option -> file types then adding EXE fixed it. Thanks a lot fro and brendandonhu!
     
  6. brendandonhu

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    Did you try the "Compromised .REG File" section?
     
  7. fro

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    you may ask someone that knows batch coding.. to make you a batch file that will do what you need to the registry..
     
  8. hoon

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    Yea, it worked. Thanks again guys!
     
  9. fro

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    no problem.. =)
     
  10. brendandonhu

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    [tsg=yourewelcome]yourewelcome[/tsg]
     
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    ??? You added EXE in Folder Options > File Types and that was it???
    What did you associate it with??

    You didn't use the Registry fix that was posted??

    EXE doesn't normally appear under Folder Options since EXE isn't a normal association.

    As well, having programs start to open with some other program, is generally a symptom of a virus or malware (unless you were playing around, and assigned the Open With to FireFox!).

    I would download, install and run HiJackThis and copy/paste the created LOG file back here in a reply post for review.

    As well, I would run this online virus check
     
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