XP Security 2012 Malware

My office desktop PC was infected with a malware called "XP  Security 2012". This malware stopped all the three browsers and running any executable files resulted with the error message "Application not found".

2 hours were  spent to remove the malware by using malwarebytes to scan the whole hard disk. Next, the failure of running executable files was due to corruption of .exe file association in the registry. Running the Windows File Association Fixes for .exe extension would bring the machine back to normal.

This is a deadly malware since it kills browser function and disable all executable programmes. I guess I would not have contracted the malware if I were using Chrome for web browsing.

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