sorry forgot to include, the error message i get is
"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create association in the Set Association control panel."
Just managed to remove the Total Vista Security which i somehow picked up on my laptop. I followed online steps on removing registry files etc, since doing so i restarted my laptop and now none of my programs can be opened through shortcuts or program files.
Maybe this is a result of the virus software but its most likely from removing registry files. Please somebody help as all i can access at the moment is my virus software.