Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


All programs open Windows Media and not what I called up

Posted on 2009-04-16
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
When I try to open any programs  Windows Media Player opens saying I can not play this item due to a codec.

I can not even open system restore or m web cam so I need to help getting my computer back to the way it was.

Question by:TheTechEase
  • 2
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

sramesh2k earned 1000 total points
ID: 24164863
The .exe association fix from the following page should fix the problem.

File association fixes for Windows Vista:

Expert Comment

ID: 24165729
if i am getting right it's a trojan horse i met some months before, when it prompts for codec it actually checks for updates. type msconfig from run command and select disable all from startup tab, restart the system. if problem still exists after reboot it must be a spyware. give a scan with the tool like spyware doctor or trojan remover to remove it. Good Luck !!

Author Comment

ID: 24170569
Some of the icons are still WMP logo even after a restart tho. Any ideas?
LVL 34

Expert Comment

ID: 24174408
Fix Incorrect icon shown for a file type in Windows Vista - The Winhelponline Blog:

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hi All Just a quick one for everybody. I was recently looking into setting the default User Account Picture for all my vista clients within the network but on closer inspection the group policy setting only allows you to set the default pictur…
So who is this article for? If you are like most of the computer users out there, you probably only realize the meaning of 'System maintenance' after something goes wrong. This article is for you if you care about keeping your system working opti…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
As many of you are aware about Scanpst.exe utility which is owned by Microsoft itself to repair inaccessible or damaged PST files, but the question is do you really think Scanpst.exe is capable to repair all sorts of PST related corruption issues?
Suggested Courses

572 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question