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Running combofix in 32 bit Vista Ultimate broke URL shortcut icons!

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#1 askpcguy


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Posted 09 November 2009 - 02:11 AM

I was hit with some spyware but managed to take care of it using Malware Bytes and TrendMicro's Housecall. For good measure I decided to run combo fix that I had downloaded a few weeks ago. After ComboFix completed (without finding anything suspicious) I restarted and discovered the IE8's favorites bar shortcuts no longer opened when clicked. I checked my favorites folder, same problem. I even tried to restore the Favorites Bar folder from a point in time last week but that did not solve the problem.

I even tried setting IE back to being default (I only use IE as my browser) and even reset the URL file association back to IE. Still cannot get the URL shortcuts to open in IE. Another strange thing, the shortcut icons display a blank file instead of the blue E with gold sash.

Anyone else seen this? My last image is from September 20th and I really don't want to jump back that far in time.

Any help would be appreciated, just as a comic relief I was saying today even how much I love Vista compared to XP. Ahhaha

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