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all desktop programs are linked to notepad in windows 7

how do i chnged the link for the desktop icons and in program files back to what they are supposed to be
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the shortcuts actually point to notepad

system restore would complete
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the name of the icon have changed to program name.lnk

and all of them open notepad
Definitely sounds like malware.  How about answering my other questions...
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it happened a couple of days ago
all icon open notepad
system restore will not complete successfully

i ran combofix and it did find anything
i am running malware bytes now
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all programs wiil run from there original location
Run this fixit

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/system_maintenance_for_windows/


Reboot the computer after running the fixit.


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how do you do that
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Also, apparently each shortcut has been renamed to program name.lnk...  How is the malware bytes program getting along?
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then what do i need to do
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thanks

I found a registry fix
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