"choose the program you want to use to open this file"

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I had a virus in my computer but i have wiped it out. But ever since, every time i try to open an application i keep getting prompted with the "Open With" window. Please help.

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try uninstalling the program and reinstalling it. When you removed it and deleted the virus, the virus might have attached itself to a good file and destroyed it. Try this and if it doesn't work, get back to me.

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Is it an application (.exe) file or data file (eg.  .doc, .pdf)?  Are you able to select a program and then open the file successfully?  You can try to reset the file association.
Right click the file, choose Open With command, Put the checkmark for 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file', choose the program from the list, or click the Browse button and find the correct program to open the file.
 
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Also, Virus Effects Remover might help removing settings and registry keys miss-up by the virus, and was not restored when virus was removed.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Virus-Effect-Remover.shtml

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many thanks!!

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