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problem with pc after virus scan and restart

by sarlouben / February 26, 2010 4:28 AM PST

earlier today i installed super anti spyware and scanned my pc it said i had a few trojans and some tracking cookies it then told me to restart which i did i after the restart i tried opening internet explorer it then said open with every program ive tried to open has said or either has an error could anyone help me with this im currently running xp home edition sp3

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The description of the error ...
by Kees Bakker / February 26, 2010 4:34 AM PST

isn't quite clear. When you open Internet Explorer "it said open with every program ive tried to open has said or either has an error".

Can you try again to tell what exactly happens when exactly? In your best English, please, including full stops (.) and comma's (,).

Kees

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pc problem
by sarlouben / February 26, 2010 4:44 AM PST

Ok I will try again. I installed super anti spyware did a scan it found various viruses and what not. removed them then told me to restart which I then did. after the restart I tried to open internet explorer. it then said ?open with? every program I tried to open afterwards said the exact same thing ?open with?. I also had an error come up but cant remember what it said

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Re: error exe file
by Kees Bakker / February 26, 2010 9:34 PM PST
In reply to: pc problem

Indeed, sometimes the occurrence and removal of malware leaves the system in a bad state. So bad, occasionally, that you need the original OS CD to recover from it.
But let's try the exe file association fix from http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm first.

Kees

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fixed
by sarlouben / February 26, 2010 10:02 PM PST
In reply to: Re: error exe file

hi thank you for your reply but i already fixed it earlier i found the exact same site that you just linked me lol how weird is that

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