Why does all my files and folders show as LNK file? (Virus?!)

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  1. MrX

    MrX New Member

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    Yesterday night I was in my friends house and he seriously needed help. Hope you genius people help him.

    All his folders, file and shortcuts show as LNK file in Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
    I tried scanning his PC with avast!, MalwareBytes, Hitman Pro 3.5 and SAS, but the result was the same.

    untitledlml.

    How did it come up?
    My friend was chatting with his uncle in Skype, he asked him to download 3 pictures, the pictures where names as LNK file, my friend opened the file and after that all his programs, files and shortcut was defaulted to (file name).LNK. He wasted $35 to renew his windows, and he doesn't wants to format either.


    So is there any way to revert to normal state rather than formatting or system restoring?

    Hope you reply ASAP.

    Thank You.
    - MrX.
     
    #1 MrX, Sep 1, 2011
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  2. kaos

    kaos Senior Member

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    hi you are able to try this fix, click the file, write to registry, reboot pc

    BACKUP THE REGISTRY FIRST THEN YOU CAN ALWAYS REVERSE THE CHANGES IF NEEDED (OPTIONAL, BUT RECOMMENDED)

    View attachment Lnkfix.zip
     

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