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

Cain January 12, 2011

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?

  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.


  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:


    Hope that helps.

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

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

    try File Association Fixer

    Also fix taskmanager, regedit
    Quick Disaster Recovery

    RRT v6.0.0.5 (Remove Restrictions Tool)- Sergiwa Antiviral Toolkit

    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