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Solved: Help! File extensions changed to .LNK files

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by bratpak3, Apr 4, 2007.

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  1. bratpak3

    bratpak3 Thread Starter

    May 11, 2001

    My husband's computer has major problems. Every executable program file has been changed to a file type .LNK and nothing will open! I am able to right click and select which program to open with, but this only works for a few programs as I am not able to locate all the files needed. Norton Internet Security seems to have disappeared from the computer and the Windows Restore will not work. In fact, any file with a .EXE file extension doesn't seem to be working (which is just about everything...)

    Anyone know what is causing this?? Any help would be appreciated...the sooner the better so I can get his WoW working again. :)


    PS: I was able to run Ad-Aware & Registry Mechanic, but it didn't make a difference. The Restore function of Registry Mechanic will not work either.
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    Dec 5, 2006
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