all files changed to .lnk

December 14, 2011 at 12:24:10
Specs: Windows XP
all files on windows xp computer with sp 3 have changed to .lnk except google chrome and hijackthis and i cant get anything to change back to .exe and cant get into system restore is there a shortcut to get to system restore

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#1
December 14, 2011 at 14:10:00
You aren't Robinson Crusoe

http://www.computing.net/cgi-bin/AT...

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#2
December 14, 2011 at 16:44:52
Go here and apply the EXE fix:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_ass...

If necessary apply the LNK fix too.

I would also be inclined to install and run MalwareBytes freebie because this often happens due to a virus. MalwareBytes often finds and fixes things that AV's miss.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
December 14, 2011 at 17:15:28
no links work i stated that once

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#4
December 14, 2011 at 17:25:13
"no links work i stated that once"

Not in this thread you didn't. You are obviously able to access this website through a browser on either the problem machine or another one. if you cannot use any of the links we posted then use the site search pane at the top to reach the numerous previous threads dealing with the matter. The answer is there.

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#5
December 14, 2011 at 17:35:13
Probably not intended but that remark sounded quite rude, which is not nice when folk are just trying to help you in their spare time for free.

However, now you've told us that, use another computer to download the EXE and LNK fixes I suggested in #2 then transfer them to the faulty computer using a flash drive and run them according to the websites instructions.

You can even extract the reg files on another computer first if your unzip program won't work. They only need to be transferred and double clicked.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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