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jnjoku
Level 7

Unable to run any *.exe files after McAfee install

After installing my McAfee download, I am now unable to run any *.exe files. Each time I get an error message "Windows cannot open this file". When I remove McAfee, everything works fime again, As soon as I re-install McAfee the problem re-occurs. I found a workaround for some exe files, which I can access by right clicking and selecting "run as administrator". This however does not work for all of the exe files. Has anyone experienced this problem and most importantly does any one have a solution to fix this issue? Thx

Regards

James

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jnjoku
Level 7

Re: Unable to run any *.exe files after McAfee install

For anyone facing this same issue. Sometimes after fixing an infection or even after installing software Windows forgets file associations and keeps asking you which program to use to open a certain file type (e.g. .exe)....

This was fixed by running the association registry fix. Details and instructions found at: http://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-1264

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jnjoku
Level 7

Re: Unable to run any *.exe files after McAfee install

This was fixed by running the association registry fix. Details and instructions found at: http://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-1264

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