After you get rid of spyware then you can.
Hold shift button down and right click on program you want to open, chose open with and use the program you want .
My friend's PC crashed and we were unable to use system restore at all. We ended up using "Win XP Repair" and that got us back into the system. The weird thing is that now every single program that I try to open, is associated with "Gator". We've uninstalled Gator and tried to open up programs again, but we just get an error message pertaining to 'cannot find gator'. Like it's looking for the shortcut to gator. So at this point, we are able to open all programs via the "My Computer" but it seems to be all of the shortcut links to the programs are corrupted. Is there any way to use file associations to restore all the shortcuts to the way they were? Any help is appreciated.