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

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Bob, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    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.
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.htm
    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/darnit.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    http://aumha.org/a/parasite.php

    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:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=27971
    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
    news:...
    > 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.
    Bob, Jan 11, 2010
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