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Then click - 'Win XP Fixes'
Then click - 'File Association Fixes'
Then - 'EXE File Association Fix'
And run the program
Registry Editor window should appear and select 'YES'
ALL DONE :)
All my programs worked after e.g control panel, user accounts EVERYTHING. dont get it saying 'Open with...' when you click on a file nor that rundll application not found, perfect fix.
But dont fall for the scam of purchasing XP 2010 Malware ifso call your credit card company and get them to freeze all payments because of SCAM!
Please log in with safe mode (should have administrator privilage). Press F5 while booting which takes you to choose "Safe mode". It will give you warning that some of your applications may not be able to open/operate ... etc. It is OK. You may even find all icons are huge than your settings. Its OK.
Click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore.System Restore starts.
Welcome to System Restore page opens, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if not already selected). Click Next.
Rest of the activities are clearly specified, go on with the instructions. You may choose a Restore Point (a date your computer was in good health) and go on as per the instructions. Once this is over, computer automatically restarts and you have DONE.
Note : your system restore facility is not activated earlier in your computer, this may not work.
My problems came from a website which popped up a version of Safe PC Guard or whatever, it is a malicious software which pretends to be an anti-virus check.
If you press the ok or close button it invisibly installs itself, keeps you from opening control panel items, task manager, or any anti virus software. It is strange to get rid of and I have gotten it on my Pc way too many times.
This was the first time that particular maleware bs actually messed with my exe file extensions and stuff. Usually it just screws my system in other ways. This time was different because I finally recognized that the 'X' (or close button) on the malicious software actually functions as an install, so to press any buttons will hose your system.
I opened task manager immediately and closed Firefox, which the software hijacks temporarily to make a fake anti-virus scan window. If you kill the Firefox process, The malicious PC Guard dies right away. For some reasons, that time it also messed up my EXE file extensions, I couldn't run anything.
FYI - the doug knox Windows XP fix also works for Vista. Since applying it, every time the malicious fake-virus check program pops up I kill Firefox and it dies without installing - there have been no EXE file extension problems since I used the doug knox fix, honestly, that site helped me a lot.
Does anyone know 1) why and how the exe extensions get changed in this problematic way and 2) how the hell can I keep Safe PC Guard, or whatever it calls itself on any given hack day, far far away from system? I use many virus protect programs, and none of them seem able to catch this damn thing in the act.
3) Why is it that when the PC Guard hacks my system and I go into my user/appdata/local/ and local/temp folders and delete the damn randomly named EXEs that keep that thing running, NO virus or utility program anywhere seems to recognize them as damaging! I have tried Norton, mcafee, kaspersy, avast, avgfree, and many others. I even used that website that lets you upload programs to check them with 50+ male-ware virus checkers. NONE of the many, many exes that cause PC Guard to hack a system get caught by protection software. Why why why?
also if u always get OPEN WITH after u click on a program
type in "services.msc"
and look for the service called "messenger"
right click, properties, change the settings so its on automatic, and runs by itself, apply.
right click it again, and start the service....
that fixed it for me anyway....
peace out :)
"The files listed here are all ZIP files, which contain a REG (Registry) file. Download the ZIP and open it. Extract the REG file to your hard disk and double click it. Answer yes to the import prompt."
To Enable the Disabled Task Manager on your system
1. Press window key+r to show run prompt
2. Follow the following steps
1. Enter gpedit.msc in the run prompt and click OK
2. In the Group Policy settings window
3. Select User Configuration
4. Select Administrative Templates
5. Select System
6. Select Ctrl+Alt+Delete options
7. Select Remove Task Manager
8. Double-click the Remove Task Manager option'.
9. Set the property of this item as disabled.
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