Solved All .exe files changed to.lnk files.

January 11, 2013 at 13:44:58
Specs: Windows 7
Prompted to do a yahoo messenger update, Without accepting it, it just did it, itself.

Now everything EVERYTHING.. really.. has changed from .exe to.lnk. Nothing will open. It tries to open with my browser. I cant go to anything that has a download site to fix it cause It cannot open it! ( choose program broken)
I know it is a virus, it has a camera on the choose programs list with a bunch of Asian characters after it. I hit that and it has a green box pop up with "Hello" 0-0

I am not computer savvy enough to do all the registry thing. Is there just a quick or easy way? Maybe someone can post a step by step tutorial or you tube it?

XP service pack 3.
Netbook, Acer 2010


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#1
January 11, 2013 at 14:35:48
First thing to try is do a System Restore to before this happened.

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#2
January 11, 2013 at 15:04:47
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Try running number #12 fix on the left hand list.
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_...

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#3
January 11, 2013 at 16:45:45
Just to add that this is often caused by a virus, so once the immediate problem is fixed you should (as a minimum) run your virus scans and also download, install, update and run MalwareBytes freebie - link below:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

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January 11, 2013 at 20:28:47
- What Derek said +1

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