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  • My Windows Vista computer was attacked by a virus last night. Now I can open e-mail, but cannot open up any other applications. I have to get onto the Internet by clicking on a link in an e-mail. I keep getting the message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel." But I don't know how to do this. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Oddly, all of the applications appear in my Webroot Internet Security program (Firewall: under application settings).

    Thanks,

    B.

     

     

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:32 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    You can proceed by two ways:

    • Run a full scan on your disks to delete all viruses, spywares and malware programs. Once done, perform a repair install of your OS
    • Restore your system state using a restore point that dates before the appearance of your problem.

     


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    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:44 AM
  • My Windows Vista computer was attacked by a virus last night. Now I can open e-mail, but cannot open up any other applications. I have to get onto the Internet by clicking on a link in an e-mail. I keep getting the message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel." But I don't know how to do this. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Oddly, all of the applications appear in my Webroot Internet Security program (Firewall: under application settings).

    Thanks,

    B.

     

     

    I need clarification please, if you don't mind.....

    Were you saying that when you clicked on a link from your e-mail, you received the message " "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel."  ?

    If yes, then check to see if your Internet Explorer or your default main browser has all its defaults :

    Start button > Default Programs > Set Your Default programs > left column, click Internet Explorer or your main browser. Does it say " This program has all its defaults " ?
    If no, click Choose Defaults for this program > put a checkmark on all entries under the list > click Save

    Now please try to open the link from the e-mail again.
    Does it open ?

     

     


    If it solves your problem, I did it. If it does not, my twin brother did it.
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:47 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    You can proceed by two ways:

    • Run a full scan on your disks to delete all viruses, spywares and malware programs. Once done, perform a repair install of your OS
    • Restore your system state using a restore point that dates before the appearance of your problem.

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner

    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:44 AM
  • My Windows Vista computer was attacked by a virus last night. Now I can open e-mail, but cannot open up any other applications. I have to get onto the Internet by clicking on a link in an e-mail. I keep getting the message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel." But I don't know how to do this. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Oddly, all of the applications appear in my Webroot Internet Security program (Firewall: under application settings).

    Thanks,

    B.

     

     

    I need clarification please, if you don't mind.....

    Were you saying that when you clicked on a link from your e-mail, you received the message " "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel."  ?

    If yes, then check to see if your Internet Explorer or your default main browser has all its defaults :

    Start button > Default Programs > Set Your Default programs > left column, click Internet Explorer or your main browser. Does it say " This program has all its defaults " ?
    If no, click Choose Defaults for this program > put a checkmark on all entries under the list > click Save

    Now please try to open the link from the e-mail again.
    Does it open ?

     

     


    If it solves your problem, I did it. If it does not, my twin brother did it.
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:47 AM