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these files can't be opened - pop up error in windows 7.

Posted on 2014-03-27
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hi experts,

i turned on my laptop today and all of a sudden I'm missing some programs and when I click on them I get a Windows Security Pop up with the following message:

These files can't be opened.
Your internet security setting sprevented one or more files from being opened.


what's going on ?
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by:Michael Ortega
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What anti-virus are you using?

It could be a number of things but to me, it sounds like your profile is corrupt.  You may try re-creating your profile.


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by:Pasha Kravtsov
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It seems like IE causes some issues with your .exe files so reset all your IE settings or completely remove it.

Source: Microsoft official help: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/these-files-cant-be-opened-your-internet-security/7bbe6bc9-d89f-4407-81fa-ea4c24b39aaf
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thanks!
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by:jcimarron
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frankbustos--
Glad to have helped.
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