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All icons changed to Windows Logo and nothing works


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#1 duenas77

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:43 AM

I don't know if I should post this to the Windows 7 forum but it may be an infection.

My little niece was in the internet when a warning message popped up saying that the computer was infected. She swears she clicked the X to close the window instead of clicking the "no" option. That was the last time the computer worked normally. Now every time the computer restarts there will be a browser with windows media center running. All the icons in the desktop have the Windows media center logo. When I click in most of them Windows Media Center opens instead and I have to use a backdoor to the internet because none of my internet browser work. I tried re-setting the file associations in control panel but I couldn't make it work. I tried some easy fixes I found when I googled it but nothing seems to work since everything I open gets WMC. So I decided to post to this forum as my last resort. All icons show now WMC except Adobe reader and file folders.

Help and happy new year!!!!
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:59 AM

Hi

Download

http://www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/lnk_fix_w7.zip

Extract and launch the reg file

Click YES when you get a UAC prompt

Restart your PC

You should get back your icons.

Good luck

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 12:46 PM

Thanks for your help. I am about to extract the files. I have a few questions though:
Would it work in Windows 7 64bits? Also, It seemed to have downloaded to another account. I clicked in "show in folder" copied it and pasted it in desktop of a public account (the one I am working from). Can I run it only from the public account (that I am working from) and make it work for the other ones?
Thanks again for your help

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:24 PM

Sometimes you may need to run it from specific account.

Let me know if it works on account you are working on

Good luck

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 02:41 PM

Thanks so much for your help and time.
When I created a new user account everything worked. Only in that account though, but it did work.
My brother in law says he doesn't care about having a new account, he only wants the machine to work. So I decided to leave it alone and let him try to fix it.
You were a great help.
Happy new year
Martin

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

Happy new year :thumbsup:




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