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.exe lost association

Gary Fuqua, CISSP
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I have a Win 7 32 bit PC that seems to have lost the association for .exe files.   Any suggestions?  Remember no exe file will run.
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start by trying the fixit in this Microsoft article:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/950505

If you can't open your browser directly then copy the link and paste into the RUN box and it should open the browser directly to the site  for you.
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Gary Fuqua, CISSP--This .REG file should fix your association.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html
I'd start with rightclicking the .exe and run as administrator,
add the file .exe to the exceptions in AVG if you have it.
AVG once it flags a .exe could be a false positive these are the steps I used.
I got this when installing  old flash games and AVG decided this old language is a risk even if it is not. It's not that .exe within your windows and applies to all .exe maybe your just being prevented from opening specific files.
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Gary Fuqua, CISSP----
I am sure you understood that I was directing you to the REG. file for .exe in
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html
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Gary Fuqua, CISSP--
Did the .Reg file I suggested not work?
Using it should be so much simpler.