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.