"Choose program you want to open this file"

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  1. jdw34g13

    jdw34g13 New Member

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    I got my PC infected with some spyware and virus from online.

    I used avast and AVG to get rid of the virus.

    Every time I try to open any program, my PC asks me to "Choose the program you want to open this file". So I have to go to run as administrator and use the file. I tried to go to Control Panel and try using the Add/Remove program to check if there was any program I can use to fix this problem. But none of the programs in the Control Panel work.

    even if i try running regedit, a message comes up saying "C:Windows\regedit.exe Application cannot be found"

    i tryied a system restore, but there was an error message for that too, i just dont remember what it said


    This happens for each and every application in the Control Panel. The next thing I tried to do was go for the Desktop properties. By right clicking on the desktop, I go to properties. It says the same thing.



    this is the website i went to inorder to remove the virus i had
    Remove Win 7 AntiMalware 2010, removal instructions

    I do not want to reboot the entire system as I would lose many important files and softwares from my school. Please Help!!!!PLEASE !!!!
     
  2. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    Try different AV engines, preferably in Safe Mode :

    (do not install them all at once though)

    e.g.

    eset
    comodo
    avira

    It'll take time of course.
     
  3. jdw34g13

    jdw34g13 New Member

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    i dont think that matters, the virus is already removed. i have run scans from mcaffee, AVG apy doctor, and avast
     

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