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Windows 7: Windows Media launching for other programs

29 Aug 2010   #1
IR Epic F4il

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
Windows Media launching for other programs

Well, i installed some things on my computer like utip and some games and they were working fine. Then i started using windows media to see the internet tv options on there but now on some of the programs like utip and Skype the picture change on them to the windows media picture(still named of the orginal program). I thought it was no big deal and then i tried to us it and now it only opens up windows media. ( I click on Skype, it opens window media instead of skype) Some programs like firefox still works but some programs i cant access at all. ( even some programs i download will show the windows media picture and when i click it will take me to windows media instead of the program) Any idea on how to fix this? Or has there been another link on this? (This is on windows 7)

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29 Aug 2010   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

If it happened just recently, do a system restore and restore your PC to an earlier date.
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29 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Things you can do.

OPTION 1: Scan your computer for possible malware intrusions
1. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM).
2. Install MBAM (OK, Next, I accept, Next, Next, Next, Next, Next, Install, Update, Launch, Finish).
3. Wait for the update to finish. Once it is, click 'OK'.
4. Click the 'Scanner' tab
5. Select 'Perform full scan'
6. Click 'Scan' and wait until the full scan is finished
7. Click 'OK'
8. Once the scan results are shown, make sure every malware detected is selected
9. Click 'Remove Selected', and wait until the removal process is done
10. Exit Malwarbytes

Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations

OPTION 3: How to Do a System Restore in Windows 7
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