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Windows 7: Choose the program you want to use to open this file!!

07 Aug 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
Choose the program you want to use to open this file!!

Hello,

Everytime I restart my laptop, I get this pop up "Choose the program you want to use to open this file" for a file that has no extension, or at least the extension of the file isn't shown. I tried opening the file with notepad and get some sort of list with the title "Interface List".

I checked my startup folder and it was empty.
This problem only started a few days ago, and I can't recall doing anything different other than installing Symantec Endpoint Protection and running a full scan.

Any suggestions? I can upload print screens if necessary.

Regards,
numhum

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07 Aug 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello numhum, welcome to Seven Forums!





It would also be a good idea to run some other virus scans, at the link below download and install the free version of Malwarebytes, when installed run a full scan of the complete PC, if it finds something run additional scans until it comes clean.
Be sure to keep us informed.


Malwarebytes Free Virus Scanner
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07 Aug 2010   #3

windows 7
 
 

Thank you for your quick reply Bare Foot Kid.

Installing the virus scanner now, will keep you posted!
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07 Aug 2010   #4

windows 7
 
 

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org
Database version: 4404
Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385
07/08/2010 2:29:40 PM
mbam-log-2010-08-07 (14-29-40).txt
Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
Objects scanned: 270133
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 52 minute(s), 0 second(s)
Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0
Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)
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07 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

The start-up folder will only show user-defined start-up apps. Open msconfig (Start -> Run -> msconfig.exe), go to the start-up tab and see if there is anything you don't want to run at start-up. But be careful, some important processes may look unfamiliar. Better to Google those unknown items first. But I am sure that all legitimate entries are well-documented on the web.
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07 Aug 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

This little guide may be helpful.


Troubleshooting with MSCONFIG
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07 Aug 2010   #7

windows 7
 
 

Nothing looks odd, whats there is the following

Google Desktop
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
MobileMe
DefaultSettingEXE Application <<< The only one that looked weird?!
Microsoft Office 2010
HpqSRmon Application
Nitro PDF Printer Monitor
QuickTime
Java(TM) Platform SE Auto Updater 2 0
RealPlayer (32-bit)
Catalyst(R) Control Center
hpwuSchd Application
DivX Update
iTunes
Symantec Security Technologies
Windows Live Messenger
googletalk
Skype
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07 Aug 2010   #8

windows 7
 
 

When I open the file with notepad it says the following:

===========================================================================
Interface List
18...00 24 2c 18 01 bf ......Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
12...00 23 5a 7e db 84 ......Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)
11...00 24 2c 18 01 bf ......Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
1...........................Software Loopback Interface 1
13...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
14...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
20...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
21...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
19...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
===========================================================================
IPv4 Route Table
===========================================================================
Active Routes:
None
Persistent Routes:
None
IPv6 Route Table
===========================================================================
Active Routes:
None
Persistent Routes:
None
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07 Aug 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if this tutorial helps solve the problem Default File Type Associations - Restore
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07 Aug 2010   #10

windows 7
 
 

Umm the thing is I dont know the file type, it doesn't say, it just gives me the name of the file without the ".extension" part
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