Since yesterday I have been unable to open any .exe programs on my Windows 7 computer. I have read numerous questions and possible solutions for this, but none has worked.
I get an error window saying:
These files can't be opened
Your internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened
I have read about editing the registry but it hasn't worked. I cannot restore Windows 7, as I have found out I have no restore points (oops).
I have run a full scan of my system with MS Security Essentials, and found nothing.
Can anyone help? If you need more details, let me know.
- I cannot for example open notepad.exe. But I can open a txt file and it will open in notepad.
- Same goes for firefox, IE and Opera. Can't open the browsers directly, but if I run an html file and choose "Open with" it will open in the desired browser.
- My MS Security Essentials doesn't run on startup (non of my startup programs do), but I can right-click a file and choose to scan it with MSSE and it will open and scan.
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