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Windows 7: .exe files running problem


21 Jul 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
.exe files running problem

all my .exe files are getting opened with utorrent.
tried to fix it with .reg file but that didn't help at all.
now i cant download, cant install anything .unable to run any .exe programs.
how can i fix this?


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21 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to SF, swatchi3247!

First off, I would like to say that registry changes are very dangerous. They could cause permanent damage to the OS software.

Could you please attach the registry file that you used to try and fix it?


What I suggest is:

System Restore

That way the registry modification that you did is removed.

Then I would continue to suggest to uninstall uTorrent.
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21 Jul 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

ive uninstalled utorrent and now they are not getting opened at all.i mean m getting like 'choose a program to run the file' window.
and system restore is also not getting opened.
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21 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Can you tell me how you tried to fix the problem in the registry?

this could also be a possible cause of a virus So give this a go:

Do a full scan of your system using: Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Afterwards: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download

If nothing pops up for both of those,

try: Windows Defender Offline
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21 Jul 2012   #5

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

i got this kinda problem before. i had found a solution which used command prompt to solve the problem. i coudnt find it again now. could u give me any such kinda solution? cuz i cant download or install anything to fix this problem.
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21 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Here give this a shot(download the one for .exe):

MAKE SURE YOU BACK UP THE REGISTRY!

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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21 Jul 2012   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Welcome aboard, Swathi

Download the registry entries for exe and lnk from the link Default File Type Associations - Restore , merge those entries and restart your computer.

Post back with results.
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21 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swathi3247 View Post
i got this kinda problem before. i had found a solution which used command prompt to solve the problem. i coudnt find it again now. could u give me any such kinda solution? cuz i cant download or install anything to fix this problem.
Generally the problem you describe is caused by either malware or a virus. I suggest you use a different computer to download a bootable Avira CD . Visit the following link for details;

[Rescue CD] Tutorial for Avira Rescue CD - Tipps und Tricks - Avira Support Forum

HTH
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