I have had a worm virus, an swen.exe, and having removed it I find that I can no longer open any .exe programmes. They are still there because when I open a Publisher folder it opens correctly. How can I get my .exe including Windows explorer back? I use Windows XP Home Edition. Wally
After doing a sfc /scannow (having your win xp ready)see if any improvement.Failing that would suggest you do a windows xp repair/upgrade over the top of exsiting files.You may have to reinstall Publisher and other stand alone program plus the service pack for winXP + some updates.
Depending on dammage from virus and the state of your ststem,
if that does not succeed suggest backup your personal files and other items required and do a fresh install/format drive and again reload everything.