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Hello, I have used Malwarebytes in safe mode to remove the XP Antivirus pro virus on my windows xp SP 3 machine and got no errors after a couple of scans. When I try to go into XP in normal mode and try to run any program, double click, Run, etc, I get a pop up box that says to "Choose the program you want to use to open this file" for a .exe. I saw a similar topic regarding Vista and tried to search for a similar thread with XP and could not find one.

Can someone either please redirect me or help with this issue?

Thanks in advance!!!

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Hello bbbbb90, and welcome to Malwarebytes.org

You may try and use this method see if it corrects your issue if it does not then you will need expert help to solve your issue as stated below....

We don't work on Malware removal in the general forums.

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