Can't open and exe files/desktop programs [Solved/Closed]

Corder91 - Sep 26, 2011 at 10:35 AM - Latest reply:  Corder91
- Sep 27, 2011 at 03:11 PM
Hello,
Three days ago, I downloaded a software so I could use my ps3 controller to play games on my controller. Ever since that point, I have not been able to open any use exe files on my computer. I have tried to uninstall the program but my computer will not allow me to access the program. I have tried numerous times to run a scan with Malwarbytes and Avast! but I also cannot ask these programs as well. My computer is basically useless at this point because I just can't get any programs to run. Any help for my situation would be greatly appreciated.


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Ambucias 53195 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 16, 2018 Last seen - Sep 26, 2011 at 03:59 PM
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Thank you
@Corder91

It would be very helpful also if you would care to let us know what software was installed and from which site you got it from.

Thanks
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Thank you
Sorry for the wait. I have been extremely busy with college work and have now just found the time to reply back. I followed your instructions step by step and nothing worked. The registry fix did not do anything, nor was I able to get Malwarebytes to open using your method. However, I was able to do a system restore, which corrected my issue. Apparently my registry was corrupted but thanks to the system restore, my computer is now running fine. Thanks for your help.
Hi ,happy to hear that your issue has been solved.

Now let us know the name of the software which you installed

.Did you face any errors while running the registry fix?
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I did not face any errors running the registry fix, however, the registry fix did not seem to make any difference to my system. The program that I installed that I believe caused me the issues is called xpadder. It is a program that is supposed to emulate a mouse and/or keyboard using a controller or joystick.
Anonymous User - Sep 26, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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Thank you
Run this registry fix

http://www.speedyshare.com/files/30485145/exe_fix_w7.reg

SIMPLE TIP:

HOW TO RUN MALWAREBYTES WHEN YOUR EXE ASSOCIATIONS DOESNT WORK


Step 1:

Right click on your malwarebytes icon and run as administrator


Step 2:

Open your C drive,go to Organize-folder and search options-view tab-uncheck 'hide extension for known file types ''

Now Rename your mbam.exe to mbam.com ,run it

Step 3:


Right click on your desktop

New-Text document

Open the text document and type this

cmd.exe

Save it as .bat extension,for eg

File name:corder.bat
Save as type:All types

Now right click on the created bat file and run as administrator

A command prompt windows opens,now copy and run these commands one by one

cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

mbam /quickscan

You mbam should pop up ,just run it