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short cuts not working

by pc-woe / April 29, 2012 2:33 PM PDT

hello all - after installing a malware program my laptop (running Win7) suffered. With some difficulty, I uninstalled it but its legacy was to de-activate 'short-cuts'. Suggestions please as to how to re-activate 'short-cuts'. I have run two malware progs, a registry clean and a System Restore to a week back. thanx - pcwoe

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One way to do this
by Steven Haninger / April 30, 2012 12:08 AM PDT
In reply to: short cuts not working

You can make them yourself. You didn't mention if the programs were in your start menu but, if they are, you can copy/paste these to your desktop. You can also create a new shortcut on your desktop and navigate to the executable file for each program. Tedious, but it works.

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shortcuts working
by pc-woe / April 30, 2012 12:16 PM PDT
In reply to: One way to do this

thanks Steven - the shortcuts could be anywhere on the pc / task bar / desktop / folder - wherever it was, it didn't work. However, after searching for and trying a few possible solutions, the shortcuts have mysteriously come good.
The only thing I tried was Microsoft 'linkfile-fix'. It said it found no problems to fix - but then the shortcuts worked ?
So I don't know if that's what fixed 'em but I'm not complaining. Others have said that this problem comes and goes, so I just hope they stay fixed.
thanks for your advice - pcwoe.

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Safe Mode
by pawpoint23 / May 3, 2012 12:16 AM PDT
In reply to: shortcuts working

Just a word of advice in case it happens again (that you may already know) - run your Malware cleaner in Safe Mode and you have a much greater chance of wiping out whatever is in your system.

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scan in SafeMode
by pc-woe / May 3, 2012 11:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Safe Mode

thanx pawpoint23 -
didn't know that - will do. Presumably, it's best to do it that way at all times, not just when there's a problem.


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Scan in Safe mode
by pawpoint23 / September 9, 2012 8:04 PM PDT
In reply to: scan in SafeMode

Yes it is. If you think about it, it is better to always clean your system with minimum programs running, otherwise the virus / malware has more oppurtunity to hide itself

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