Solved: My .exe's aren't running. =[

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JC_1722

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I have been having major problems with my Windows Vista recently. After what I believe was a virus, my computer has been unable to run .exe programs almost at all. To open windows media player, I have to right-click and choose "Run as administrator." To open Microsoft Word, I have to open an existing document, then press new document. If I try to run something normally, I get an "Open With" window that gives me a limited amount of programs to open, such as Adobe Reader or Internet explorer or Notepad.
I have been able to get around this most of the time, but a friend just gave me a webcam, and I am completely unable to run the CD program which came with the webcam to set it up. My old tricks (such as the Run as administrator function) are not working, and I really don't want this gift to go to waste. So how will I be able to run .exe files again?
 

Cheeseball81

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Hi and welcome!

Try this: EXEFIX

Unzip the fix and extract the .REG file to the desktop. Right click the .REG file and choose Merge. Note: You need to be an Administrator to apply this fix.

Restart your computer.

If the fix opens as a text file then right click it and select Open With > Choose Program Then, select Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
 

JC_1722

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Ohhhhh dang. Thank you so much. Its workin' perfectly now. Much appreciated bud.
 

Cheeseball81

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You're welcome :)

You may want to post in our Malware Removal forum if you think you may still have traces of that virus.
 
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