What causes the reoccurring issue with .lnk file extensions after fixing it?

Cain January 12, 2011
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After running the WinHelpOnline fix for the .lnk file extension problem all was fixed and ran fine for about four hours. Now it has occurred again and I wonder what is causing the file extensions to change in the first place?

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  1. Aibek
    January 18, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Hi Cain,

    Did you manage to fix the issue. Please let us know if you need any further assistance on this.

    Aibek

  2. Mike
    January 13, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Are you running some cleaning software on your system?
    Maybe a registry cleaner in the background or so?

  3. Fidelis
    January 13, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Follow the following procedure...it can explain it better than I can:

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic308364.html

    Hope that helps.

  4. Anonymous
    January 13, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Hi
    Well possible a malware infection, reboot to safe mode and rescan with clamwin and malwarebytes antimalware.

    try File Association Fixer
    http://majorgeeks.com/File_Association_Fixer_d6366.html

    Also fix taskmanager, regedit
    Quick Disaster Recovery
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/qdr/

    RRT v6.0.0.5 (Remove Restrictions Tool)- Sergiwa Antiviral Toolkit
    http://www.sergiwa.com/modules/mydownloads/singlefile.php?cid=2&lid=1

    Click Start=>All Programs=>Accessories=>right-click command prompt=>select Run as Administrator=> type sfc /scannow, tap enter. This will examine and attempt to repair system files. It will take a while