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Not able to open .EXE files | Windows XP {RESOLVED}
Posted by Ludy Chacon on 19 April 2011 03:24 PM

Not able to open .EXE files | Windows XP {RESOLVED}

Symptoms:

When you try to open EXE files, you may get errors messages like: "Open with, Access Deny", "Runtime error" etc. Customer Attention: At this point your system is likely highly infected with Malware.

To assure your security and privacy please contact support to report this issue and get full comprehensive Live-Tech Support.

Live-Tech Support Solution:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type "command.com" , and then press Enter. (A DOS window opens.)
  3. Type the following: "cd\" "cd \windows" Press Enter after typing each one.
  4. Type copy "regedit.exe regedit.com" and then press Enter.
  5. Type "start regedit.com" and then press Enter.
  6. Navigate to and select the key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command
  7. In the right pane, double-click the (Default) value.
  8. Delete the current value data, and then type: "%1" %* Tip: Type the characters: quote-percent-one-quote-space-percent-asterisk.
  9. Close Regedit utility.

Note:

If you are using Windows XP and you enable "System Restore" , you need to disable "System Restore" in "Safe Mode" before using the instructions above.

Customer Attention:

At this point your system is likely highly infected with Malware. To assure your security and privacy please contact support to report this issue and get full comprehensive Live-Tech Support.

If this article does not resolve your problem please don’t hesitate to contact support. Thank you for choosing Live-Tech.

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