Error while launchine internet explorer from the start menu

I am getting the following error when trying to launch IE from the start menu on a windows xp machine.

This file does not have a program associatted with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

The machine was infected with the XP Antivirus 2010 virus which has been removed.

Any ideas would be great.

NeilParbrook
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farahm0aCommented:
HI,

Start ==> Run ==> regedit  then go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
SOFTWARE
Microsoft
Windows NT
CurrentVersion
Image File Execution.options  Then delete these keys  
explorer.exe
iexplorer.exe

restart your machine & try
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nobusCommented:
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JonveeCommented:
The error could be due to a broken exe association, due to the previous infection.
Worth reading this complete page, or if it's familiar territory scroll to "Step 1: Download or create the proper .REG file from the information below"...

"Broken EXE Association":
http://filext.com/faq/broken_exe_association.php
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PorpathamCommented:
Just Download Combofix.exe and Run.

It will clear the Virus Problem.

You can get Combofix from the Following Link:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix
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JonveeCommented:
Also it's conceivable that AV 2010 wasn't completely removed....if you're in any doubt, this should help>

"How to remove Antivirus 2010 (Uninstall Instructions)":
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-2010
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PorpathamCommented:
Dear All,
          Thanks For the Reply.
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NeilParbrookAuthor Commented:
I did try all the fixes in order and porptham fixed it.

Thanks to you all though.
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