Open an .EXE, computer asks what with. XP

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Metty
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- Jan 31, 2010 at 06:17 PM
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- Jan 31, 2010 at 07:37 PM
Hello,

Yesterday Avast ran a scan to try and delete the XP 2010 Security thingy virus. When I tried to use the computer today, every single .EXE on the computer seems to have been deleted. I can't open iTunes, Skype or anything like that. I couldn't get Solitaire to run until I searched for the .EXE in SYSTEM32 and right clicked -> start. Otherwise, it just asks what sort of program I want to open it with.

I was wondering if there was a way to fix this without using a system restore and perhaps bringing that virus back.

Thanks.

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Jan 31, 2010 at 07:37 PM
I managed to do a System Restore by loading Safe Mode, but it fixed nothing.
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Jan 31, 2010 at 07:20 PM
I seem to have broken my computer further by trying to do this: https://ccm.net/faq/1570-unable-to-run-executable-files-exe-on-windows

I can no longer get System Restore or any EXE to do anything.
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