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Windows 7: All exe file opens windows media centre ???

02 Sep 2009   #1

Widows 7
 
 
All exe file opens windows media centre ???

Hi,
All exe files on my computer opens windows media centre. whenever I click something with exe file ectention, it opens windows media centre. I tried to restore from a previous point but it would still open windows media centre. I have windows 7 build 7100. how can i change this settings. please help.

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02 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nalinbhatt View Post
Hi,
All exe files on my computer opens windows media centre. whenever I click something with exe file ectention, it opens windows media centre. I tried to restore from a previous point but it would still open windows media centre. I have windows 7 build 7100. how can i change this settings. please help.
Its a virus, Download ESET NOD32 and Malwarebytes (google ftw) and download them and run scans
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02 Sep 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Nalinbhatt,

The EXE download in the tutorial below may be able to fix this for you. It restores the default EXE associations in Windows 7.

Default File Type Associations - Restore - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Dec 2009   #4

windows 7
 
 
Kaspersky fixed same issue

Same issue/virus here. It somehow snuck through Kaspersky (or I somehow had Kaspersky disabled (?))
Able to cheat and get IE running. I downloaded a trial version of the latest Kaspersky 2010 and when the computer rebooted, everything APPEARS to be OK...
Doing some deep scans and whatever other diagnostics are on Kaspersky and Windows. So far so good.
I noticed the virus even turned off options to Recover.
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15 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Brink... I Have solved my issue by following your instructions..... Thank you very much!!!

However, I did want to confirm, This is not a result of a virus, is it? I believe it was a mistake I made for being in a hurry while i tried to answer the phone.... Please Confirm....

I was online with the Norton Chat helpdesk and they were convinced it had to do with a virus.

Please clarify.. and once again, Thanks a Million

(Clarification)
The issue of exe files associated with windows media center....
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15 Sep 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Rey, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It could have been caused by a virus, but it could also be due to a mistake accidently made using "Open with". It would not hurt anything to scan your system at boot with Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper to help make sure it's clean.
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