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File association Unable to open c: by double clicking and it gives "open with" option..

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How about I make it simple:
Download and run:

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Called malwarebytes antimalware; it's free. I use it three times a day. superantispyware is not bad, but malwarebytes will remove it in a quick scan without needing to go to safe mode. regardless, my suggestion download BOTH run BOTH in a full scan, start with malware bytes full scan after updating them both. then reboot and run full scan of the superantispyware as well, do this for every login. it will also fix the hijacked backround, and the missing tabs in video properties. which I can also help you with but it should do this for you automatically, also NOD32 will keep it out once it's removed:

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Its been done by some kind of malware or spyware. You should do a complete scan of your computer for a virus and other malware to be safe....
This problem is most commonly caused by a virus called Brontok.Brontok virus will make some changes to the system
Restrictions in order to hide itself from easy detection and also from easy cleaning....


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This is a common problem I believe, ya will find a fix at the site below... www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/how-to-fix-double-click-always-opens-search-in-windows-explorer/

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SOURCE: Unable to open .pps attachments from windows mail in windowsvista

First you need a program to open them with. PPS files are PowerPoint Shows which is a part of Microsoft Office. If you do not have Office, you can download a free PowerPoint Viewer at:

PPViewer Download


Comment back if you have any trouble.

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You need to search for and download the codec for wmv files. Or update to the latest version of windows media player.

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