how did all my files suddenly become LNK

Acer Aspire 3680-2249 notebook
January 11, 2011 at 10:07:28
Specs: Windows 7
All of my files have becom LNK. I do not know what that is and how to restore my computer to its orginal file status. I cannot open any of them. How to I remedy this? I'm not comfortable to continue to try for fear i will lose everything.
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#1
January 11, 2011 at 19:16:48
Scan you system with Malwarebytes since you probably have an infection that caused it. Then when it is clean, use system restore to roll your system back, BUT pick a date well before the problem first began (at least a week before) to restore to (to avoid any effects that may have began before it became noticeable).

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#2
January 11, 2011 at 19:29:51
Roxi, Try the EXE file association fix at the link below. Instructions are on the page.

Fingers also gave you good advice but I'm afraid you wouldn't be able to install MalwareBytes since your EXE file association is hosed.


File Association Fixes for Windows 7
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/f...

DO NOT click on the big blue "DOWNLOAD" button but follow the Instructions.

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