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Re: Shortcuts for most software programs point to Windows Media Player

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Do a thorough check for malware, following all of the steps at one of these
Web pages.
Help with malware:
All MS-MVP Sites.
Consider this: Whenever a new error condition appears on your computer, it
is almost certain that there was some change to the computer soon before the
problem began.
Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.

So How Did I Get Infected Anyway?
For quite a few people it's by installing programs like Messenger Plus,
whose ads for malware don't identify the malware as such and try to convince
you that you owe it to the author. See also:
Don't ever do a "default" install of anything. Always choose Custom and see
what else is
being carried along. Don't install any extras you're not sure of.

"antaresting" <> wrote in message
> Many of the shortcuts that I have throughout my system (Windows Vista
> on a Dell Studio 1537) have suddenly started to point to Windows Media
> Player. If I try to open software programs through a shortcut, most
> open Windows Media Player. Has anyone else had this problem? It
> started this morning. I'm having to go into the program folder and
> open individual programs directly at the application.

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