Solved All the Shortcuts opens with adobe

Sony / Vpceb44en
September 20, 2011 at 09:41:14
Specs: Windows 7, 2.533 GHz / 2990 MB
One of my friend was using my laptop. After he returned to me, I noticed that all of my shortcuts on the desktop has changed with adobe icon... When I click any of the shortcut icon to open it, It opens in Adobe reader. But as Adobe reader does not support those files, hence it gives the error of the file being not supported by adobe reader.
I understood the problem, i.e. maybe my friend had "Right clicked" any of the icon and had put Adobe reader as the default program to open it... So, I uninstalled Adobe reader and everything was just like previous... But whenever I install Adobe Reader again, again the same problem arises... I tried checking through Registry, but did not find any solution...
Help me out. I want to keep my Adobe Reader but want to get rid of this problem...
I guess, formatting is not the only Solution...!

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September 20, 2011 at 10:04:10
or you have a malware infection

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September 20, 2011 at 11:39:57
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Go here and run the EXE fix and the LNK fix:

If the problem arises after installing Adobe then run them again.

It would then be a good idea to run Malware Bytes freebie to see if it picks up anything.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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September 20, 2011 at 11:43:08
Derek, you forgot the link :))

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September 20, 2011 at 13:01:45

Yeah, but that's all I forgot LOL. Thanks for providing backup brain....

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September 20, 2011 at 15:29:45
Derek, my pleasure. Perhaps you can do the same for me sometime.

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