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Associate This by Spearit Software

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Don't let rogue software take over your file associations. Open files your way with Associate This, a file extension manager that works "behind the scenes" to protect your system from software that changes your file associations without your knowledge. Associate This watches for changes to your associations and allows you to block changes to all associations or configure individual extensions on a case-by-case basis. It also gives you control over when and how you are notified of changes (or attempted changes) to your associations.

Anyone who periodically installs new software can benefit from Associate This, but frequent downloaders, system administrators, parents, and those who share a computer with other users will especially appreciate the way Associate This blocks unwanted changes to associations. Creators of web pages or other multimedia content that must display properly in multiple applications will love Open Tracker, the feature that lets you select the program you want to use when opening a file "on the fly." Download our free, fully-functional, 30 day trial version and see how Associate This puts you in control of your files.

  • The Association Monitor runs in the background and watches for changes.
  • Block changes globally or to a single association.
  • Decide how and when you want to be notified of changes to file associations.
  • Open Tracker lets you re-open the last file you used with your choice of programs.
  • Integration with Windows lets you right-click any file and choose the program to use.
  • Association Detective searches your computer for additional associations.
  • Backup your associations and restore to an earlier configuration.
  • Simple interface with one-button access to most features.
  • Advanced configuration options for sophisticated users.

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