Try to run programs .exe produces the error message "this file has no program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the control panel to define the Associations. "

Hi all

Help needed please.

HP dx2250 microtower, running Windows Vista Home Basic Edition, recently attacked by Vista Antispyware 2010. Norton 360 V3 dealt with rather late the virus, but the fall of the remains.

I am unable to open any .exe file (program) on the desktop, start menu, or through the browser. I can access the programs in opening a data file, for example, double-click a .doc file opens MS Word, etc.

The error message "this file has no program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the control panel to define the Associations. "

I tried an automated solution that is available via the forums (exefix_cu.reg) and also a manual suggestion to change the registry, also available through the forum.

I also splashed by and purchased Regcure, who seems to have done no difference despite who claims to have removed 1500 odd errors. So I'll be request the refund on that one.

I scanned the forums and found a large number of similar problems, but not one that is as complete as this.

Any help much appreciated

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