Exe Files can't open
JOHN STANKIEWICZ asked on February 13, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.
Exe Files No Longer Open On User Account
» I had a virus and Mcafee (comes with my internet provider) got rid of it but ever since none of my exe files will execute. It opens the box that says choose pgm to open with. The virus (antivirus xp 2010) liteature states that it messes up the rundll32.exe. All fixes say to do things that require running an exe file and I cant
What most likely happened was that a virus got onto your computer that deleted registry extensions like .exe, .doc, or .app. This is something that you might be able to get out of unless you completely restored your computer. Sorry. This happened to me, except it was me that was being stupid and deleting random things in the registry because I thought that it would make my computer run faster.
Exe error can be fixed either by re-installing the associated program and then reboot your computer. You can also simply copy the same exe file from another same operating system and replace the missing/broken file. However, due to the complexity of journal.exe error, the exe related Dll files may have been invalid/broken or even infected by malware or virus and even by virus removal. It is a must to fix the problem completely. Please follow the instructions below to fix the exe error and remove the infections with the tools provided below.
Download DLL Suite, install and run > Click Dashboard menu and > Click Scan DLL Errors button > Click Fix DLL Errors button after the scan
In DLL Suite's Dashboard menu there is a built-in feature of Fix EXE Virus, which aims to remove all .exe file related problem automatically, and DLL Suite' MS Tools menu contains all the required Microsoft products necessary to clear disc and remove all the unwanted files. You can clean up your registry and remove the problem of high CPU usage with its help, speeding up your pc!
RAQUEL HINSON replied on 16, 2013
- JAMES DELDERFIELD replied on February 13, 2013: » It is unlikely that your computer is completely clean. McAfee is inadequate to remove this malware. Run Doug Knox's .exe fix and then follow the removal instructions from the Bleeping Computer link. It doesn't matter that your rogue program is named slightly different; it is all the same Evil.
- JOHN STANKIEWICZ replied on February 13, 2013: » how do I download the files and do I download all the files you have listed? How do I extract reg file to my hard disk
- JAMES DELDERFIELD replied on February 15, 2013: » I haven't listed any files, just website links. Go to Doug's website, click on the .exe link, it will download xp_exe_fix.zip to wherever you choose. Double-click on the .zip file and it will extract xp_exe_fix.reg. Double-click on the .reg file and say "yes" to merge it into the registry. Then go to the Bleeping Computer website and follow the removal instructions.
- AMANDA DEISBECK replied on February 15, 2013: » I'm no computer expert but I had the same problem happen to me. I downloaded a virus and removed it in regedit. When I rebooted no .exe file would run. I had to right click and press start inorder to get one to work. I did a system restore with vista. Go to the programs menu and find system restore. You can't just click on it (because it is another .exe file so it won't run either). Right click on it and find the location that the short cut points to. Find the actual file and right click on it and click on start. This will run system restore to restore your registry back before it got screwed up.
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