|I've been battling some nasty spyware over the weekend that infected a customer's laptop and the system is now infection free.|
Since removing the infections (Windows Defender 2010, AntivirusDoktor2009, etc.) I can no longer open Internet Explorer from the shortcut automatically pinned to the Start Menu. I can open it from the desktop but if I open it from the start menu I receive the following message.
"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel."
I know how to create associates in the folder options menu but I don't know what kind of file type this shortcut is since it works if you use the desktop icon.
I have removed Internet Explorer by means of "Add/Remove Windows Components" and reinstalled it but that didn't have any effect.
Any help is greatly appreciated.