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Windows 7: All .exe's run Windows Media Center

30 May 2010   #1
budparker

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
All .exe's run Windows Media Center

I'm running Win7 64-bit on a Gateway Laptop NV7802U. Suddenly, every time I start any program all that happens is the Windows Media Center starts. It seems that all programs are associated with Windows Media Center. Excel, Word, maintenance programs, anything...

Obviously some kind of malware or virus. Whatcha think?


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30 May 2010   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by budparker View Post
I'm running Win7 64-bit on a Gateway Laptop NV7802U. Suddenly, every time I start any program all that happens is the Windows Media Center starts. It seems that all programs are associated with Windows Media Center. Excel, Word, maintenance programs, anything...

Obviously some kind of malware or virus. Whatcha think?
Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

I believe the Default File type association is messed up for EXE. Follow this Tutorial and download the Registry for EXE and run it. Default File Type Associations - Restore then try it and that should work

Hope this helps,
Captain
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31 May 2010   #3
budparker

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

You, Capt Jack, are a true Master! It seems to have worked like a charm. What do you suppose caused this horrific dilemma?
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31 May 2010   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by budparker View Post
You, Capt Jack, are a true Master! It seems to have worked like a charm. What do you suppose caused this horrific dilemma?
Glad that you got it working !! Well that I think is you might have accidentally asked a EXE program to open with Windows Media Center that changed universally over the Computer. And we restored it back !!

Hope this helps,
Captain
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