what to do if I cannot open a single exe file or program in windows 7. No programs like IE or regedit or CMD are not working.?

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  • Me2
    Lv 7
    6 years ago
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    This usually indicates that the file associations for executables (exe, lnk, com, scr, etc) have been hijacked.

    On another computer, plug in a flash drive, then download the file below to the flash drive.  The script is my work, and I attest that it performs no malicious actions, but you are welcome to have someone familiar with Visual Basic script review it.

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/d9in2qm441xnf8j/FixE...

    Transfer the flash drive to the problem computer.  Log on to an account with administrator's rights.  Open Explorer and navigate to the flash drive, then double-click FixEXEs.vbs.

    Results should be immediate, but if you still cannot open programs, then the script probably did not run with adequate privileges.  Try right-clicking FixEXEs.vbs and clicking Run As Administrator.

  • 6 years ago

    Reboot.

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