Exe File Association error
DANIEL MARTINEZ asked on February 13, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.
Exe File Association Lost Need Permanent Solution
» I had an issue concerning an .exe file association. I could not open any programs. I have searched through many solutions. To reitarate, I need a permanent solution for the .exe file association problem because the problems keeps coming back even if I fix it, after each relog in...Please help
EXE is a file extension for an executable file format. An executable is a file that contains a program - that is, a particular kind of file that is capable of being executed or run as a program in the computer. An executable file can be run by a program in Microsoft DOS or Windows through a command or a double click. EXE files allow users to launch programs without needing additional software on the user's computer special software. The exe file is one of the most useful types of files precisely because it runs programs; however, it can be used as a delivery system for viruses or other malicious programs. Viruses often reside to .exe files, which are then re-named to resemble common software packages. They can be running in the background, infecting or compromising the computer. A file whose name ends in ".exe" is really a program that when opened causes the operating system to run the program. It is very important to scan an EXE file before opening it, and you should never open an EXE file if you don't know or trust its source.
Malware bundles itself with legitimate software, or in Trojans, which will disguises itself as a normal exe file or program to trick users into downloading and installing it. Computers that are infected with malware can exhibit any of the following symptoms: Increased CPU usage; Appearance of strange files, programs, or desktop icons; Slow computer or web browser speeds; Problems connecting to networks; Freezing or crashing; Modified or deleted files.
In case that an exe file is infected with virus or malware, the safest and quickest approach, without being bothered to reinstall Windows, is to use a professional repair tool. It is for this purpose that DLL Suite is released. DLL Suite allows our users to get rid of the exe virus infection annoyance once for all, just because it has a special feature of Fix EXE Virus. This feature can do away with exe virus infection related problems mentioned above; you simply do as follows:
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LEWIS MARSTON replied on February 16, 2013
- P GALLLAGHER replied on February 13, 2013: » Verify your backups are current for your important data and then restore your computer to factory defaults using whatever method your original equipment manufacturer gave you.
Update your hardware device drivers, update Windows fully with all critical/high priority patches and install your antivirus software and antimalware software and all of your other applications and then restore your data. Maintain your system with current updates and keep your Antivirus and Antimalware applications updated.
Just because you likely have some underlying issues that could be malware/virus/trojan/rootkit even related.
- DANIEL MARTINEZ replied on February 13, 2013: » On a small note, is it safe to delete Java because from what I know, isn't Java allow to play games on a browser? I don't even play games on the internet browser and the fact that Java has really done nothing but give me viruses; the majority of my viruses stem from Java...
I would like to ask if these viruses do affect my .exe problem and since you have brought up rootkit, I did have a rootkit problem at the start of year but I removed it easily with a nice little system that I sought off youtube. The rootkit prevented me from using the internet: if I searched something on Google, it would just redirect me somewhere else or just crash completely.
- P GALLLAGHER replied on February 15, 2013: » I think you missed the important part there.
"restore your computer to factory defaults using whatever method your original equipment manufacturer gave you "
Meaning you make sure everything important to you is off the machine and then you wipe everything off the computer and start with a clean slate. Most computer manufacturers give you a method to do this.
Something has gone corrupt in your system and you could spend a lot of time and never know it was gone and the damage it had done fixed. Or you could rebuild and know what you have
- HIMANSHU KAIRAB replied on February 15, 2013: » The loss of the .exe file association is a classic symptom of malware.
Malwares(Backdoor:Win32/Simda ) do this as a first line of defense against virus checkers.
- RICKEY HARWOOD replied on February 15, 2013: » See what running this tool gets you...
From the command prompt, run this command: sfc/scannow
this will check the integrity of your system files. I am guessing you have a virus still on your computer... chances are that it has either:
a) embedded itself into another executable;
b) attached itself to a service that runs under the svchost file.
You can open msconfig under the startup tab, sometimes when youre lucky the virus is rather easy to identify....Other times, its harder....some places you can look in that case: prefetch files
Task Scheduler Services (attached to svchost.exe)
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