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Everything converted to pdf on Windows 7


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#1 iprosper

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:11 AM

Hello,

 

My son has rung me to say that everything, including all the icons have been converted to pdfs and he cann't do anything.  I got him to download and run malware in safe mode but he still has the problem.

 

He can still run cmd mode.

 

I tried searching but all that comes up is programs that convert to pdf.

 

Anyone have any experience or know how to remove this.

 

Thanks



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:57 AM

I just checked with my son for more details and:

-  all icons on desktop pdfs, so if you click on any of the icons it tries to run adobe acrobat,

- similarly if you go to the start menu and say to office then the "microsoft access" option is also a pdf that tries to run adobe acrobat.  Anyone know how to undo this



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:36 AM

Tried: Restore Default Windows 7 File Extension Type Associations

from: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html

 

 

but had no effect.



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:51 AM

Hi

 

Did you tried the default exe association fix from that link ? -

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/123734d1312706455-default-file-type-associations-restore-default_exe.reg

 

 

Using of that fixes involves modifying registry. So i recommend creating a restore point and backup the registry using Registry Backup (http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/registry_backup.html) before importing the reg fixes. Also note that you need to reboot the system to apply the changes.


Edited by Anshad Edavana, 28 May 2013 - 06:56 AM.





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