Spyware, viruses, & security forum: MY PC says to Choose a program to open the file you want

by: bhargavsura June 6, 2008 10:46 AM PDT

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MY PC says to Choose a program to open the file you want

by bhargavsura - 6/6/08 10:46 AM

I got my PC infected with some spyware and virus from online.

I used Spybot Search and Destroy to clear the spyware and the virus. I downloaded the Spyboth Search and Destroy software from download.com. The software worked and it did the job by clearing the spyware. But here comes the main problem.

Every time I try to open any program, my PC asks me to "Choose the program you want to open this file". So I have to go to Browse and use the file. I tried to go to Control Panel and try using the Add/Remove program to check if there was any program I can use to fix this problem. But none of the programs in the Control Panel work.
It says

"C:\\Windows\System32\rundll.exe Error! Application not found"

This happens for each and every application in the Control Panel. The next thing I tried to do was go for the Desktop properties. By right clicking on the desktop, I go to properties. It says the same thing.

I do not want to reboot the entire system as I would lose many important files and softwares from my school. Please Help!!!!PLEASE !!!!

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