Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




5 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 100199 5-Apr-2012 02:24 Send private message

I am really in a pickle here, and I am about to die...

I downloaded this exe install software and it needed a default program to start.
So I decided to set it to Divx player and clicked ok and now EVERYTHING opens up as Divx player!!!!!!!
I do not know what to do, and I am afraid of turning my computer off, maybe I won't be able to get into any browsers because they will just open up as Divx's.... :(
I am running a virus scan now on Avast, waiting for the results.
Here is a screenshot of my desktop and the mess I have made.. http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/2232/divxdesktop.jpg
PLEASE HELP and respond! Thank you very much. 

Create new topic
487 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 47


  Reply # 605425 5-Apr-2012 06:58 Send private message

Try this.



5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 605590 5-Apr-2012 10:59 Send private message

Okay I'll give it a go, hopefully it won't open up as Divx.

3973 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 27

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 605604 5-Apr-2012 11:11 Send private message

It seems odd that you would need to select a default for a exe file. What file did you download?



5 posts

Wannabe Geek


Reply # 605606 5-Apr-2012 11:15 Send private message

An plugin for After Effects, one from a torrent Embarassed. It was called Knoll Light Factory. 



5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 605607 5-Apr-2012 11:15 Send private message

Ohhh yes, thank you so much!!! It worked!!!!! I used the copy and paste for the regristry in notepad, using this

_______________________

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithList]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.exe\OpenWithProgids]
"exefile"=hex(0):

__________

And saved it as an Exe.reg and excecuted it and restarted my computer, AND IT'S BACK TO NORMAL!
I can now open up application normally, like Skype and stuff :) your help is much appreciated.

3973 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 27

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 605618 5-Apr-2012 11:33 Send private message

I guess this is the risk you take when you pirate software, instead of paying for it.

3027 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 559

Trusted
Microsoft NZ

  Reply # 605623 5-Apr-2012 11:39 Send private message

start
default programs
set program access and computer defaults 

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Bad lower back.
Created by TimA, last reply by TimA on 29-Jan-2015 14:04 (73 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Am I going down? App for the fearful of flying.
Created by networkn, last reply by Sideface on 29-Jan-2015 23:07 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


I have had enough of Vodafone Customer Service... which ISP is for me?
Created by andrewinwlg, last reply by michaelmurfy on 28-Jan-2015 20:10 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Police Speed Campaign - Summer 2014/2015
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by blakamin on 29-Jan-2015 19:10 (143 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


New to VDSL and wondering if I can change where the modem connects in the house
Created by Valcor, last reply by quickymart on 29-Jan-2015 20:59 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


AdBlockers on Geekzone
Created by freitasm, last reply by wally22 on 29-Jan-2015 09:55 (69 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Spark customers get Lightbox free for 12 months
Created by freitasm, last reply by ARK on 27-Jan-2015 16:35 (137 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


Windows 10 News - 22 Jan
Created by Regs, last reply by joker97 on 29-Jan-2015 07:10 (131 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.