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[Resolved] Can't open any applications!!

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by unit213, Nov 24, 2001.

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  1. unit213

    unit213 Thread Starter

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    I installed Norton Anti-virus and it found an infected file. I deleted it and now I can't open any files. When I try to, I get a message box that says "Windows cannot find tuyo.exe. This program is needed for opening files of type 'Application'."

    What is this file? Where can i find it so I can copy it to my hard drive?

    Please Help!!!!!
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    You don't need that file. It's the virus' doing.

    Download and run Exe.fix from <A HREF="http://home.earthlink.net/~rmbox/Reticulated/Toys.html">Reticulated Toys - rmbox</A>

    It will restore the Windows file associations for exe-files.

    Afterwards, also have your computer scanned on line once more at <A HREF="http://housecall.antivirus.com/">Trend Micro HouseCall </A>, just to be on the safe side.

    Good luck,
     
  3. unit213

    unit213 Thread Starter

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    Thanks you so much Tony! Your advice solved my problem in 20 seconds!!!

    You're awesome....

    Thanks again...
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Pleasure! :)

    Cheers,
     
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