Computer Problem

connie0751May 29, 2011

I can get on the internet, email, facebook, and my bank etc. but when I try to go into any program, I get the box requesting "Choose the program you want to use to open this file". There is Adobe and Internet Explorer and Microsoft word viewer to choose from. I tried them all and all I get is some unreadable printing. I am using Windows Vista and AVG antivirus. Does anyone have any idea what is wrong? TIA!

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mikie_gw

Might try this before you do anything else...

Here is a link that might be useful: Avast Virus Cleaner Tool

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 1:48AM
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genes

When you get it cleaned, my suggestion would be to "Uninstall AVG" then download, install, update Avast Free...you have to register it and its good for 14 months...they will send you an email when its time to re-register which I recall is just a matter of clicking on a link they send in the email..plus its a much better AV

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 5:34AM
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connie0751

Downloaded the avast virus cleaner.....when I went to run it the same msg came up "Choose the program you want to use to open this file". There is Adobe and Internet Explorer and Microsoft word viewer to choose from. Again, I tried them all and all I get is some unreadable printing.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 6:10PM
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mikie_gw

See if you can fully read and understand this page...

Here is a link that might be useful: http://blog.jtbworld.com/2007/03/have-you-lost-your-exe-file-extension.html

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 8:14PM
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connie0751

thanks but if I can't open notepad, how can I use this?

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 7:24PM
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mikie_gw

Look on that page and click on the links that say... Windows Vista exe fix.reg etc.

Those are Download links, you dont need to use notepage unless you want to open the downloads to read what's inside of them.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2011 at 3:17PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

the ones below the link mikie mentions are just if you want to do it manually that way you would need the notepad but you don't want to do it that way you want to just click on the actual link and follow those instructions right above the link on how to merge it after you download it.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2011 at 7:24PM
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connie0751

Just wanted u to know that IT WORKED! and I want to thank you very much. Pretty much everything is back to normal. Again, Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 10:12PM
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