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Mozilla Firefox Suddenly Changed It's Name

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#1 treeh0rn


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Posted 10 October 2005 - 01:35 PM

I'm not sure what's going on, but my Firefox shortcut on my desktop has changed it's name to "3q24WQSU1" (and also in the Start menu icon). I went away from the PC and when I came back, it had changed. A Google search came up blank.

My Actions.
I have kept my Norton Internet Security 2005 updated - together with Ad-Aware, SpywareGuard, SpywareBlaster, Winpatrol and MS Antispyware. I am mighty confused and am going to run a scan after rebooting. Just thought I'd post a quickie here first in case anyone knows what's going on here.

I have also checked my Windows Updates and am up to date on those too. Please does anyone know what's happening? :thumbsup:

PS (I'm using Win XP)

Edited by treeh0rn, 10 October 2005 - 01:38 PM.

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 10:31 AM

Suggest you uninstall FF and then re-install the latest stable version (not the BETA); do the shortcuts still work?
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#3 treeh0rn

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 02:18 PM

Yes, I installed ver 1.0.7 and everything went back to normal. Incidentally, the weirdly named shortcut did still work (it had exactly the same pathname as the 1.0.7 version, meaning it was still somehow the "same" shortcut, albeit with a different name.
Oh well, all is fixed for now. I shall repost if anything goes amiss again

Thanks again.

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