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Windows File Association. Cant open any programs! HELP

by jeffyhundo / February 24, 2013 9:31 AM PST

I let my antivirus expire somehow and i must have got a virus.. I cant really afford to take it to the store. Can anybody help? I cant download anything!

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You have to use another PC to get what you need.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2013 9:53 AM PST
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EXE FIX
by jeffyhundo / February 25, 2013 1:06 AM PST

I DOWNLOADED IT LIKE IT SAID BUT NOW ITS JUST IN A ZIP FOLDER THAT I CAN ONLY OPEN IN NOTEPAD.. BUT I HAD AN OLDER VERSION OF AVG AND I TRIED UPDATING IT WITH THE 2013 VERSION BUT I HAD TO DELETE MY OTHER VERSION AND MUST OF NOT TURNED THE NEW ONE ON YET.! THE GUY AT THE COMPUTER STORE TOLD ME 125 BUCKS TO FIX IT. BUT I DONT HAVE IT.. JUST HAD A BABY. WANT TO PUT PICTURES UP BUT CANT EVEN DO THAT.. GRRRRR... I APPRECIATE THE HELP

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On the other PC
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2013 1:43 AM PST
In reply to: EXE FIX

You could unzip that to get what's inside. Google "EXE FIX FOR WINDOWS" and you find a lot of discussions.

Shops do charge for such work. It's why it's good to have a few PC Gurus as friends.
Bob

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