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    All shortcuts/icons are blank dogeared "pages"

    None of my shorcuts ANYWHERE are working. Okay, like three of them are. The stuff is all still there...programs, music...etc. I just can't access it.

    Example. I click on an .Mp3 and it says : This file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action. create an association in the Set Associations control panel.



    But yet somehow I'm able to open my browser because theres a link, that by some miracle still works. All of my taskbar icons work... but none of the quick launch, Desktop, Start menu etc.

    I try and go into program files...I can see the pictures there for the icons...I click them and still nothing happens. I tried to re-install one and it doesn't work...No new shortcuts work either...

    I've scanned with AVG, SpyBot, and MalwareBytes. I believe my problem is a toolbar that I accidentally downloaded along with a program. the toolbar is MyWebSearch. I can't uninstall it. it'll say it uninstalls it. but then it's still there.

    I've also tried deleting the icon cache...but my icon cache isn't there...

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    Re: All shortcuts/icons are blank dogeared "pages"

    Hello Kaysee, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    Since this is with all shortcuts, download and try the lnk (LNK) download in the tutorial below. It will restore all shortcut (lnk) file types back to their default associations.

    Default File Type Associations - Restore

    Hope this helps,
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    Re: All shortcuts/icons are blank dogeared "pages"

    Hi KayseeP,
    My Web Search Bar is Malware related, here is a link for help with a fix.. Here
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    Re: All shortcuts/icons are blank dogeared "pages"

    Hi Shawn,
    I was writing my post when you posted.
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    Re: All shortcuts/icons are blank dogeared "pages"

    @Brink I've tried that. But since the computer is a beezy and doesn't count me as an admin I can't merge. and when I'm on as an admin I can't get to the internet.

    @Gil777t Don't mean to sound moody here....But I'm not incompetent when it comes to computers. I know how to uninstall a program. and I have tried to uninstall it. It tells me that it can't access it because it's already deleted, or it can't access it or something. And when I try to delete it out of program files, it won't let me because it just...won't.

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    Re: All shortcuts/icons are blank dogeared "pages"

    Kaysee,

    You might see if you can download the lnk REG file while in the standard account, log on to the administrator account, navigate to where you saved the lnk file in the standard account, then see if you can merge it.

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    Re: All shortcuts/icons are blank dogeared "pages"

    Quote Originally Posted by KayseeP View Post
    @Brink I've tried that. But since the computer is a beezy and doesn't count me as an admin I can't merge. and when I'm on as an admin I can't get to the internet.

    @Gil777t Don't mean to sound moody here....But I'm not incompetent when it comes to computers. I know how to uninstall a program. and I have tried to uninstall it. It tells me that it can't access it because it's already deleted, or it can't access it or something. And when I try to delete it out of program files, it won't let me because it just...won't.
    The link is to a Malware Removal Forum to help you clean up your machine, but I am sure you know what is best. Good Luck
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    Re: All shortcuts/icons are blank dogeared "pages"

    @Gil. I went to there....it's just telling me how to remove it no matter where I go and anything else it tells me to do requires me to use the shortcuts

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    Re: All shortcuts/icons are blank dogeared "pages"

    This Add or Remove Programs entry corresponds to a program that is either malware, installs malware, or is bundled with malware.

    It is advised that you uninstall this program from your computer due to the above reasons. If this program gave you the option to not install the malware or adware during setup, and you chose that option, then it should be safe to leave the program installed. Please note that not all programs listed here will actually be uninstalled when you attempt to do so. In situations like this it is advised that you ask follow the steps in this guide in order to receive help cleaning your computer.


    Go to the link, click on the word guide, Scroll down the page and follow the directions.
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    Re: All shortcuts/icons are blank dogeared "pages"

    I realize that I need to uninstall it!!!!! But it won't delete!!! I've gone into program files, control panels etc. It. Will not. Go. Away.

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