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Good morning all, just have a nagging problem, hoping somebody could help me out. Here is what happened:

Yesterday while browsing the web, Firefox suddenly closed on me. Then I began to get popups from some sort of Win 7 Virus protection, which I have had before, and it is a virus or undesirable of some sort. So I quickly opened up Malwarebytes, updated to the new version, disconnected from the internet and began a full scan. It found eight infected items, and I had them taken care of. It asked me to re-start my computer, so I did.

Now that I am back online and everything, I cannot seem to run .exe files without having to manually go find it in my program files, because it gives me a prompt that says something to the effect of "Choose the program you want to use to open this file". This happens for all of my .exe files except for a few like Microsoft Word, where when I click the shortcut, there is an error that says "application not found"... needless to say it is quite annoying.

I am running Windows 7 on an HP G62 laptop, by the way. I have attached pictures of the problem as well.

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Greetings :)

Please try running exeHelper as described in this tutorial. If that does not correct the issues you're having completely, then please do the following:

Please read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete. Then create a NEW topic here.

One of the expert helpers there will give you one on one assistance when one becomes available.

Please note that it may take 48 hours or more for you to receive a response in the malware removal forum, as it is often busy at times. Please do not reply to your own post asking for help unless its been more than 48 hours since you originally posted, as this can make it appear as though you are being helped and take longer for you to get help.

If you are unable to do all or any of the steps in the link to the directions above, just post your problem into the forum I gave you a link to anyway and someone will be able to assist you.

If you prefer to be assisted via email you may contact support@malwarebytes.org and one of our support staff members will assist you directly.

If you are a reseller, affiliate, technician, corporate, business, educational, government or non-profit customer then please contact corporate-support@malwarebytes.org and include full contact details along with your Reference # when you do to ensure that you receive prompt assistance.

Thank you :)

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