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Rogue virus breaking file extensions for .exe

I've had the issue on a few different computers where after running malwarebytes to remove rogue antivirus's I can no longer access .exe files. Almost as though in removal it's removed the registry key that associates those files as applications.

Please provide me with any fix that may work as this is becoming a frustration.

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invisimax
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rpggamergirlCommented:
Try these to fix borked .exes

download exeHelper to your desktop.
http://www.raktor.net/exeHelper/exeHelper.com

Double-click on exeHelper.com to run the fix.
A black window should pop up, press any key to close once the fix is completed.
Post the contents of exehelperlog.txt (Will be created in the directory where you ran exeHelper.com, and should open at the end of the scan)


Or use Kaspersky's CleanAutoRun.
http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208281743 


Or this which does same thing.
XP:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/xp_exe_fix.zip

Vista:
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/File-association-fixes-for-Windows-Vista.html
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invisimaxAuthor Commented:
It actually breaks all File Extensions. Every file comes up with the "Open With" window.

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rpggamergirlCommented:
Try any of the above file association fixes and see.

Does the MalwareBytes scan come clean?

Some rogues also make files/folders hidden, if taht is so, run this tool to remove the hidden flags on files and folders.
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/unhide.exe



After fixing the .exe file association, also try running TDSSKiller or ComboFix and post the log in case the system is still infected.

TDSSKiller:
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684

ComboFix:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

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invisimaxAuthor Commented:
kaspersky fixed the issue at hand.
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rpggamergirlCommented:
Glad to know it's fixed.
Thanks.
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