Whenever your computer gets infected by viruses, apart from main system programs like Registry editor , Task Manger and Folder options gets disabled, you may also unable to open or run executable files in your computer.Reason viruses have modified extensions files settings.

Exe files association changed means you may no longer able to run programs you are running till now , you may get openwith dialog window to choose options to open to programs.Fix to this is bringing Exe file associations to its default.This can be done easily through registry editor.

1.Open registry editor by typing regedit in Start Menu.

2.Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\exefile\Shell\Open in the left pane and on the right pane double click default registry entry and give its value as “%1” %*.

exe file associations to default

3.Close registry editor , the problem will be solved.

From now you can be able to open exe files without any problems.

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