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Disassociating .exe from Windows Picture Viewer

My office computer is infected with viruses. I used my thumbdrive in the office yesterday and went I went home and connected the thumbdrive to the home laptop(Windows XP SP3), my Avast anti-virus gave a lot of warnings. I quarantined the files. Now, there were photos inside the thumbdrive and I thought of salvaging them. The thing is all my thumbdrive folders are now .exe files. The Word, Excel and PDF files are working fine. So, I associated the .exe files with Windows Picture Viewer in the hope of viewing the pictures. That did not work.

The pictures and the thumbdrive are not the problem here. I can re-format the thumbdrive. Now my computer is associating .exe files with Windows Picture viewer and I cannot open almost all programs. I thought of doing a System Restore but even that seems to be an .exe file. Bummer. I hope somebody out there can help me.

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Or try Doug Knox's exe association fix.
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Does not work

I downloaded the "EXE file association fix" and then opened the WinRAR file. I saved the registration file on my hard disk and double clicked it. I said "yes" to the prompt and then it said the reg file has been entered into the registry. I tried opening system restore but I still only get a Windows Picture Viewer window.

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A reboot may be required after this.
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Problem solved

Hi. The problem was solved by going into safe mode and doing a system restore. Thanks for your help.

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Yay .exe Fixed

Thanks - You & DougHappy

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