Get an “Open With” popup when trying to run a .exe

by on February 26, 2010

Q: When ever I double click on a .exe file to open a program I get an “Open With” popup window asking me what program I want to use to open the .exe file. How can I fix this so that .exe files run like they should?

A: This can be an unwelcome side effect of successfully cleaning a virus or it can be caused by a few other things. Ultimately this is a registry problem but we really dislike to tell people to manually modify their registry. Luckily our friends over at mvps.org have a link to a file that will update your registry for you and give you directions on how to use this file.

As always we suggest you backup all your important data before making changes to your computer so please make sure to backup anything you don’t want to lose just in case.

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